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Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

Jan. 10, 2019—In recognition of his research contributions to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for detecting and quantifying spinal cord damage, Seth Smith, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering, and ophthalmology and visual sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR). Seth...

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Team shows MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients

Apr. 25, 2018—Magnetic resonance imaging can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study by a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown. This first application of these measures in patients living with MS, reported recently in the journal Brain, could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness of...

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VUIIS team shows white matter has encoded neural activity

Jan. 18, 2018—Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have detected signals in the white matter of the brain that suggest it has more neural activity than previously thought. The findings of Zhaohua Ding, research associate professor of electrical engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, and colleagues suggest a new way to investigate diseases...

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What happens when collaborations go awry? Ph.D. student’s blog post offers solutions

Jan. 24, 2017—Our researchers seek collaborations across campus, the nation and the world, and those often lead to life-changing — and sometimes life-saving — technology coming out of their labs. But what happens when those collaborations go awry? asked Megan Poorman, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering who is affiliated with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging...

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Open-source instructions for focused ultrasound provide cancer research boost

Jun. 8, 2016—Focused ultrasound is FDA-approved to treat three medical conditions and under investigation to treat dozens more. Just this week, popular TV journalist and surgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta explored the topic of focused ultrasound (FUS) as an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease. But the needed equipment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and is tough to...

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Will Grissom makes problem-solving nerds look cool

Sep. 25, 2014—“I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering. The problems Grissom refers to revolve around magnetic resonance imaging – helping clinicians see inside the human body, discovering new ways to target diseases and creating more effective and efficient health care solutions. Self-described...

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Gore honored by Zhejiang University

Feb. 19, 2014—John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science, was named an honorary professor of Zhejiang University, China, during his recent visit to Zhejiang University School of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science. John Gore Gore, who delivered a lecture titled “The Emerging Role of Biomedical Imaging,” was presented the Certificate of Honorary Professor...

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Professor helps validate maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—Kick back and shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain into what neuroscientists call its resting state. What the brain is doing when an individual is not focused on the outside world has become the focus of considerable research in recent years. One of the potential benefits of these studies...

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