Brain imaging

Brain imaging is used to understand the relationships between specific areas of the brain and what function they serve, locate the areas of the brain that are affected by neurological disorders, and develop new strategies to treat brain disorders by using Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Angiography.

News items related to the topic: Brain imaging

Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark.

Six profs attract National Institutes of Health grants for wide-ranging research
Five biomedical engineering professors and an electrical engineering and computer science professor are celebrating news about newly approved or resubmitted Research Project Grants (R01) from the Nationals Institutes of Health.

Neuroimaging study sheds light on the brain’s response to restricted interests in individuals with autism
A study conducted by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry, sought to determine the extent to which the fusiform face area (FFA) responds to images related to restricted interests in children and adolescents with autism, compared to typically developing peers who have strong interests or hobbies.

“White matter” behaves differently in children with dyslexia
Transinstitutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt University finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia, a reading disorder that affects up to 17 percent of the population.

Face memory predicts social engagement in children with and without autism
Although studies have shown that children with autism often have difficulty processing facial information, it has been unclear whether this is predictive of everyday social functioning. A new study shows it is predictive.

Studies related to the topic: Brain imaging

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Grants related to the topic: Brain imaging

  • The Biological Basis of Diffusion MRI of the Brain
    PI: Anderson, Adam
  • Archiving Data From Large-Scale fMRI Studies of Math and Reading Development
    PI: Booth, James
  • Neural Networks for Attention to Internal and External Sensory Cues in ASD
    PI: Cascio, Carissa
  • The Neurocognition of Procedural and Declarative Memory In Dyslexia and S-RCD
    PI: Cutting, Laurie
  • Neurobiology and Treatment of Reading Disability In NF1
    PI: Cutting, Laurie
  • Cognitive and Neural Processes in Reading Comprehension
    PI: Cutting, Laurie
  • MRI-based quantitative brain oxygen metabolism mapping in sickle cell anemia
    PI: Jordan, Lori
  • MRI-based quantitative brain oxygen metabolism identifying high risk of infarc in sickle cell anemia
    PI: Jordan, Lori
    PI: Landman, Bennett

People related to the topic: Brain imaging

Adam Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Malcolm Avison, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, Neurology, and Pharmacology

James Booth, Ph.D.
Patricia & Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of Psychology & Human Development

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C; Faculty Director, VKC Reading Clinic

Melissa Duff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Mary Jo Gilmer, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing; Professor of Pediatrics

John Gore, Ph.D.
Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine; Chancellor's University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Professor of Physics; Director, Institute of Imaging Science

Katherine Gotham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stephan Heckers, M.D.
William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Department

Lori Jordan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Sasha Key, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C; Director, VKC Psychophysiology Lab

Bennett Landman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Biomedical Engineer, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C

René Marois, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Psychology; Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Victoria Morgan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Allen Timothy Newton, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Sarika Peters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Ronald R. Price, Ph.D.
Godfrey Hounsfield Professor of Radiology & Radiolocial Sciences, Emeritus

Sheryl Rimrodt-Frierson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine; Faculty Clinic Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

Anna Wang Roe, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Warren D. Taylor, M.D., MHSc.
James G. Blakemore Chair and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Physician-Scientist, VA TVHS Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Mark Wallace, Ph.D.
Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair; Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology; Dean, Vanderbilt University Graduate School

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