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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.62.B6468 Boulder, CO

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

Advisers

name email phone
Kathryn E Keenan kathryn.keenan@nist.gov 303.497.3665

Description

Research focuses many aspects of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including: measurement uncertainty for novel multiparametric techniques; exploring fundamental physics of quantitative MRI methods; and developing qMRI measurement methods across a range of field strengths.

We have a 65 mT Hyperfine point-of-care MRI system; a small-bore system operating at 3 T; and relationships with clinical MRI centers operating at 1.5 T and 3 T. NMR facilties include two field-rampable systems covering 0.5 T to 7 T and 6.5 mT to 30 mT.

The following areas are of interest:

(1) Basic NMR properties (T1, T2, geometric distortion);

(2) Multiparametric techniques (e.g., MR Fingerprinting);

(3) Quantitative imaging of the brain at low magnetic fields;

(4) Diffusion measurement validation;

(5) Incorporation and validation of machine learning methods.

Keywords:
Biomagnetics; Biomedical engineering; Electromagnetism; Magnetics; Medical imaging; Medical physics; MRI; Quantitative MRI;

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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