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MRI-Based Multimodal Imaging and Enhanced MR Imaging

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.62.B8301 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Stupic, Karl Francis karl.stupic@nist.gov 303.497.4564

Description

This program involves multimodal imaging techniques that use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as either a base or as a complimentary technique. Multimodal imaging combines information from two or more imaging modalities such as MRI, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound (US). These combined techniques such as PET-MR or MR-US have unique challenges when developing quantitative imaging protocols.

In addition, the program has a focus on techniques that challenge the current methodology of MRI. Techniques such as dynamic nuclear polarization which allow for enhanced signals useable to track metabolite conversion in the body are of interest. NIST is also working on low-field spectroscopy and ultra-low field MRI as alternatives to high-field MRI.

NIST has an in-house variable field preclinical scanner and access to other clinical scanners in the Boulder and Denver area. These projects involve working with collaborators from academic institutions, professional societies (ISMRM, RSNA), and possibly other federal agencies to develop the calibration structures and quantitative imaging protocols.

 

Keywords:
MRI; Biomedical; Medical physics; Medical imaging; Multimodal; Hyperpolarization; Low-field MRI;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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