Red #brain. You never know what you may find on a work bench in the #cai2r lab. We're tweaking our image-to-print workflow for accuracy of the model. The detail is for neuroradiologists. The color is for fun! #3Dprint #biomedicalimaging
A freshly produced radiotracer is about to be sent to a patient in a PET-MR scanner one floor below our #radiochemistry lab. In nuclear imaging time is of the essence, especially for tracers with short half-lives. Having a PET-MR system directly below the lab lets us go straight from radiotracer production to imaging. #cai2r #biomedicalimaging
See these folks tinkering with a CT scanner? They're developing a prototype of SparseCT, an interrupted beam approach aimed at dramatically reducing exam radiation dose. From left, Ricardo Otazo, PhD (who just moved from our group to Memorial Sloan-Kettering), Tom O'Donnell, PhD (Siemens), Matthew Muckley, PhD, and Baiyu Chen, PhD (both at #cai2r, NYU School of Medicine) as well as Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD (Brigham and Women's Hospital). Dr. Otazo is pointing to the prototype of a Multi Slit Collimator---a small bit of metal that makes a big difference (and adds a lot of complexity) to a CT scan. We're really excited about working with colleagues in industry, academia, and the clinic to improve this modality. #innovation #collaboration #biomedicalimaging
Is it a rainbow sugar candy? Is it a tie-dye noodle? Or is it a #3Dprint of neural tractography, color coded for fiber bundle connections along the x, y, and z axes? Oh, #biomedicalimaging can be so sweet!
Recently, Nicole Wake, doctoral candidate in our #biomedicalimaging program, and Steven Baete, PhD, assistant professor who specializes in diffusion #MRI, figured it would be neat to 3D print a tractography of neural fiber bundles. The model is now on display at @nyugrey gallery as part of the #BeautifulBrain exhibit. Arty!
We have a saying in the lab: Neither rain nor snow nor a raging #BombCyclone shall stay these scientists from advancing #biomedicalimaging research. Who said catching up on some manuscript writing couldn't be heroic?
Between the helium-chilled magnets on the ground floor and the frost-covered domes on the roof, things are chilly all over at our Manhattan HQ. From these cold quarters, a cordially warm Happy New Year to all our friends and colleagues in the #biomedicalimaging community and in the broader fields of science, technology, and medicine. May 2018 abound in inspiration, ideas, collaboration, and innovation!
Thanks to Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota for another great high- & ultra-high-field #biomedicalimaging workshop! Here, #UMN's Gregor Adriany, PhD, flanked by #cai2r's Riccardo Lattanzi, PhD (left) and Martijn Cloos, PhD. And behind them, an early 4T #MRI scanner---in the wild!
Last weekend, an elite team roamed NYC's foosball scene. Why elite? Both players--Tobias Block, PhD, (left) and Thomas Benkert, PhD--are winners of #ISMRM Young Investigator Awards for advances in #biomedicalimaging. As such, they bring to the foosball playfield heady expertise in spin dynamics, flip angles, and radial trajectories. Does it help? Not as much as in #MRI!
Last week, we also said goodbye to Alex Khegai, PhD, who ended a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at #cai2r, where he investigated phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods with Makis Parasoglou, PhD. Here's a short look back. Top: Dr. Khegai presenting at #ISMRM2017 in Hawaii; Middle: The phosphorus imaging team at #ISMRM2016 in Singapore (from left, hardware expert Ryan Brown, PhD, postdoc Alex Khegai, PhD, team leader Makis Parasoglou, PhD, and research assistant Xuejiao Che, MS); Bottom: Alex and Makis surfing the spectra at our 7T magnet console in New York. Thanks, Alex, for a great two years! We'll miss your research acumen at work, and your #relaxationtime expertise in the off hours! #biomedicalimaging #postdocs #rock
This week, we said goodbye to Alina Gilles (left), who volunteered at the #cai2r lab while on break from MD training in Germany. Nine months have flown by fast. Thanks, Alina, for all the work you've done with us on sodium imaging, and good luck with your medical studies back home!!! #biomedicalimaging #sciencewithoutborders
Custom #biomedicalimaging hardware, built by D. Minh Hoang, PhD, research scientist in our preclinical imaging lab. Custom coils like these help us investigate a range of phenomena and search for new biomarkers of diseases. #Engineering #RapidPrototyping #Innovation
The way we saw it from NYC! Thanks for the shot to Georg Schramm, PhD, on collaborative #PETMR visit from KU Leuven #sciencewithoutborders
#eclipse2017 viewing from the #cai2r HQ in Manhattan! Eric Sigmund, PhD, (left) opted for the pinhole method. Not bad image quality for cardboard hardware placed over 90 million miles from the body! #physics + #nycrooftop = :-D
One of the crucial resources that keep the #cai2r lab humming is the monthly 35-pound supply of Italian roast #espresso beans. Coffee in, #biomedicalimaging research out. #keepitsimple #sciencelife
Radiopharmaceutical hot cell at a radiotracer dispensary in the #cai2r lab. Proper shielding is very important when dosing radiotracers. And robotic arms are, let's face it, pretty awesome. #radiochemistry #biomedicalimaging #robots
In #biomedicalimaging research we often use phantoms to model properties of various tissues. Here, a dosimetric gel phantom from RTsafe with an irradiated core showing up as a dark stripe where gel monomers were polymerized by radiation. #cai2r #phantoms #science
Another one from the #ISMRM secret session on #AI. Kerstin Hammernik of Graz (center) and Florian Knoll of #cai2r (right) are bringing #DeepLearning to reconstruction of #MRI data. It's happening fast. #biomedicalimaging #innovation #collaboration #translation
Not too long ago in Honolulu, doctoral candidate Kerstin Hammernik of Graz University (center left) and assistant professor Florian Knoll of #cai2r (center right), among others, discussed AI and deep learning at an #ISMRM secret session. Shhhhh! #biomedicalimaging #AI #DeepLearning @ismrm_smrt @tugraz1811
Aaah, there's nothing like the sight of a bank of hot cells in the morning. #cai2r #radiochemistry #sciencefriday