Caroline MAGNAIN, Ph. D.




I am currently a research fellow in the department of radiology of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA. I work at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. I am part of the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging and the Optics Division.

I am working on 3D high resolution human brain imaging using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Part of my study is to identify anatomical brain regions (Brodmann areas) by examining optical property changes in the cortical layers. The tissue samples are then registered to high resolution MRI imaging data to look for potential MR markers of the boundaries identified in OCT. The boundaries observed using OCT are validated with histology/immunochemistry. Additionally, I am investigating the use of OCT to perform high resolution tractography, which can be compared to ex vivo MRI diffusion data.

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