The Resource for Quantitative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary laboratory combining facilities of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), the Center for Imaging Science (CIS) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and the group for Imaging Biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at JHU.  This resource Center is dedicated to using its unique expertise to design novel MRI and MRS data acquisition and data processing technology in order to facilitate the biomedical research of a large community of clinicians and neuroscientists at several institutions in Maryland and throughout the USA, with a focus on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative applications. These NIH-funded researchers have a continued need for the development of new quantitative technology to better achieve the aims in their grants, which focus on topics such as autism, impaired brain development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, primary progressive aphasia, Huntington’s disease and cancer.  In addition to these collaborative projects, we have a large group of service projects to which this new technology is made available.

Our Technology Research and Development (TR&D) projects are: