Research using the new system has already impacted the local community with science at both ends of the age spectrum – from child to senior citizen. Researchers are currently mapping the atypical brain networks in children with ADHD and autism, probing structural changes in the body of obese adolescents, and studying the effects of aging on the brain.
"In addition to our existing efforts, the system allows for significant upgrades that will allow Gruss MRRC to expand its capabilities," said Craig Branch, Ph.D., director of the Gruss MRRC and associate professor of radiology and of physiology & biophysics at Einstein. "With planned improvements, we will enable new research directions, including a program to integrate MRI and other developing imaging technologies to develop noninvasive probes for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer."
The 3T MRI/MRS incorporates major advances in MRI technology, including its unique use of a dual energy source, which improves tissue visualization; 32 independent detectors, which improves image quality by a factor of 3 to 4 and greatly accelerates the speed of use; and the latest in imaging coil technology, which provides optimal and comfortable imaging of any part of the body.
About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Einstein is home to 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 students in th
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