News

04/22/2022

Announcement:

We have arranged a remote training program about how to use the Bruker Paravision 360 software for our 14T scanner.  This training program will be at 9-11am every Thursday from 4/20 to 5/4. A total of 3 training sections will be delivered by Bruker engineers to cover key topics.

Below is the meeting record of the training sections. Hope that this training program will serve as an initial step to promote our 14T scanner usage to all exciting research projects. It will be even more inspiring to explore the 14T translational potential and applications based on our preclinical scanner!

The brief introduction of the training:

  • 1 ParaVision Introduction (2 hours) This will be useful for new and experienced users alike. Users will learn how to start a new study, build a scan program, adjust parameters, and save user protocols. We will also cover basic image viewing and analysis tools.
  • 2 Relaxometry (2 hours) This session will review the basic image acquisition and viewing workflow. We will introduce the Image Sequence Analysis Tool for generating parametric maps.
  • 3EPI and Shimming (2 hours) Users will learn how to optimize acquisition parameters to minimize geometric distortions and ghosting for EPI acquisitions. We will discuss how to set higher-order shims based on a localized ROI.
  • 4 Diffusion (2 hours)
  • Advanced Applications Examples
    • Contrast-enhanced perfusion
    • Arterial Spin Labeling
    • Spectroscopy
    • fMRI

First section (4/20/2022):

01/22/2022

Announcement:

Dr. Mohamad Abdi will give a talk at 9:00am (EST) on Thursday, 01/27/2021

Title: Artifact Suppression in cine DENSE MRI using deep learning

Anyone who is interested, please join the following zoom link:

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https://partners.zoom.us/j/92791548269

12/01/2021

Announcement:

Dr. Xiaochen Liu (Zhejiang University, China) will give a talk at 9:00am (EST) on Wednesday, 12/01/2021

Title: Machine learning in biomedical information processing for epileptic EEG

Anyone who is interested, please join the following zoom link:

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09/22/2021

We received an R21 grant from NINDS to study the “Development of a multi-modal MRI methodology to map paravascular clearance linked to astrocyte dysfunction in fetal-onset hydrocephalus”.

09/17/2021

Announcement:

Dr. Richard Ortiz (The University of Texas at El Paso) will give a talk at 9:00am (EST) on Friday, 09/17/2021

Title: Transgenerational differences between two culturally distinct prairie vole populations

Anyone who is interested, please join the following zoom link:

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08/27/2021

New Paper accepted! “Decoding the brain state-dependent relationship between pupil dynamics and resting-state fMRI signal fluctuation” has been accepted by eLife.

08/27/2021

Announcement:

Dr. Xiaoqing Alice Zhou (Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia) will give a talk at 9:00 am (EST) on Friday, 8/27/2021

Title: Cholinergic basal forebrain modulates glymphatic function via vascular regulation

Anyone who is interested, please join the following zoom link:

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08/5/2021

We started the biweekly MR basics Courses.

08/5/2021

We received a multi-PI NSF grant to study the neuropeptide modulation of brain circuits by advanced nanomaterials and imaging with Dr. Zhenpeng Qin from UTDallas and Dr. Paul Slesinger from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

08/01/2021

We received an R01 grant from NINDS for 5 years to study the neuro-glial-vascular signaling during acute recovery in the brainstem lesion-induced rat coma model.

08/01/2021

New Paper accepted! “Assessment of single-vessel cerebral blood velocity by phase contrast fMRI” has been accepted by PLOS Biology.

07/19/2021

We have dissassembled the 1537KG (total weight) package of 15T console in 6 hours.  Everything is in 15T room and we are just waiting for the installation right now!

 Thank for Larry’s group to help us access all needed tools and the extra-help from Larry’s people when we are facing hard time to move our head equipment through the hallway with carpet!.   (@Larry,  thanks for your support and help :-)  Also, thank Jerry to the valuble suggestions to handle the heavy cabinet!