• Vanderbilt University

    Gore tapped for prestigious lecture named for MRI co-inventor Lauterbur

    The relatively brief history of medical MRI is riddled with failed predictions, according to University Professor John Gore, founding director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Bold statements about the optimal magnetic field and the limits of magnet strength were way off. In 1982 one researcher concluded… Read More

    Jun. 1, 2021

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    $1 million CZI grant bolsters VUIIS ‘deep tissue’ imaging research

    Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop “deep tissue” imaging methods that can peer into the furthest corners of the body. Through the application of magnetic resonance microscopy, VUIIS Director John… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2020

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    Researchers create technique that corrects distortions in MRI images

    Perfecting MRI images with deep learning, Vanderbilt and VUMC researchers have created a technique that corrects image distortions, which provides more accurate information for researchers, radiologists and neuroscientists to better interpret brain scans. The work by Bennett Landman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and radiology and radiological sciences,… Read More

    Nov. 11, 2020

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    Neuromodulation device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

    The VUIIS team developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device for treating chronic pain include, from left, Charles Caskey, William Grissom and Li Min Chen. (Vanderbilt/Susan Urmy) With $3.6 million in funding, researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive… Read More

    Nov. 11, 2019

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    Chang, Englot receive $3 million NIH grant for epilepsy imaging work

    Catie Chang, left, and Dario Englot, right, awarded $3 million for basic research for epilepsy imaging studies. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University) A team led by an engineering professor who specializes in techniques to analyze functional neuroimaging data and a neurosurgeon-scientist has received a $3 million NIH grant for epilepsy research. This… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2019

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    Chang receives Early Career Award for advancing fMRI data analysis

    Catie Chang has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Catie Chang Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society conference. Specifically,… Read More

    Jul. 25, 2019

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    Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

    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… Read More

    Jan. 10, 2019

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    Team shows MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients

    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… Read More

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    VUIIS team shows white matter has encoded neural activity

    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… Read More

    Jan. 18, 2018

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

    Megan Poorman 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… Read More

    Jan. 24, 2017