Overview of Interests
Dr. Newton's primary interests are focused on developing neuroimaging methods using magnetic resonance imaging for translational pediatric imaging and functional neuroimaging. As such, his work has spanned both clinical and research domains including creating and leading clinical imaging services (ex: The pediatric clinical fMRI program), as well as research human and preclinical imaging programs. Newton has focused on both improving methods of image acquisition (ex: developing 7T neuroimaging), improving image analysis (ex: developing multimodal functional connectivity methods), as well as translating existing methods to novel clinical applications (ex: dual echo DSC-MRI for leakage insensitive perfusion measurements). Looking forward, he is interested in developing and improving a spectrum of methods appropriate for maximizing value in pediatric imaging. This will include methods for minimizing use of sedation in clinical pediatric MRI studies as well as methods to increase the information available to pediatric radiologists. All of these methods need to be created and validated in the research context, and translated/validated clinically in the context of disease.
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