Welcome to the National Research Resource
for Quantitative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Our resource is dedicated to the design of quantitative magnetic resonance (MR) acquisition and processing technology to assess tissue changes and alterations in function, metabolism, and physiology as the brain changes during neurodevelopment or neurodegeneration. This technology development is driven by the needs of a large community of clinicians and neuroscientists at several institutions in Maryland and throughout the USA. The technologies being developed are disseminated to large groups of investigators nationwide and throughout the world. This is accomplished through publications, training courses, and by making software and databases available. 

Our resources fall into the following categories:

We are supported by NIH grant P41 EB015909 (formerly P41 RR015241). 

News and Updates

  • 2013-07-01: Human Brain Atlas for ROI Analysis of Quantitative Susceptibility Maps Our group has recently published a method for automated coregistration and segmentation of Quantitative Susceptibility Maps, in a paper entitled: "Human brain atlas for automated region of interest selection in quantitative susceptibility mapping: Application to determine iron content in deep gray matter structures." The article, published in NeuroImage, can be found on the Elsevier website or via PubMed. Our QSM template joins the many types of images (including contrast from DTI, T1, T2, etc.) available in the Eve atlas from Johns Hopkins University, which can be utilized and downloaded with the freely available MRI Studio software, as described in the Software section of our National Resource website. Instructions on how to use the atlas can be downloaded here (.pdf).
    Posted Jul 22, 2013, 3:19 PM by Issel Anne Lim
  • 2013-05-01: Resource Updates We've revitalized the website, with a new URL: http://www.mri-resource.kennedykrieger.org And we have a new social networking presence -- feel free to "like" us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MRIResource If you'd like to join our mailing list, request to join: http://groups.google.com/group/kirbyannounce We are also part of the Hopkins Imaging Initiative, a collaborative resource for imaging researchers affiliated with Johns Hopkins University: http://imaging.jhu.edu If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments on our online resources, please email our webmaster via kirbyweb@gmail.com
    Posted May 22, 2013, 7:58 AM by Issel Anne Lim
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