We are pleased to announce Dr. Quanzheng Li’s promotion to Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Li received his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from the University of Southern California before joining Masschusetts General Hospital in 2011. He has published several works on image reconstruction and kinetic modeling, and is the recipient of several honors including […]
In a conference organized by the Gordon Center, Dr. Scott Metzler explored novel uses of collimation to improve the resolution and the flexibility of existing PET scanners. In particular, he evaluated the use of a collimating mask to reduce the effective width of the lines of response (LORs). The collimator, that was built by Dr. […]
Congratulations to Julia Scotton, Research Technologist and Radiation Safety Manager at the MGH Gordon Center, for her Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Award. Ms. Scotton was recognized for her contributions as a pollution responder, facilities inspector and federal on-Scene coordinator representative.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully used PET imaging to measure inflammation in the brain of a person living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which […]
In a conference organized by the Gordon Center, Dr. Maureen Stone presented her lab’s recent studies of the tongue and the vocal tract during speech, swallowing and breathing. Using several forms of MRI such as DTI, deformation patterns and high-resolution cine MRI, Dr. Stone explored tongue muscle anatomy, function and mechanics as well as its internal motion patterns. Dr. Maureen […]
In a conference organized by the Gordon Center, Dr. Anna Liisa Brownell presented her research group’s efforts to develop novel therapies to Parkinson’s disease. In particular, Dr. Bronwell investigated interplay between dopaminergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission using dopamine-rich fetal cells originating from different species, embryonic stem cells and lately pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Bronwell is currently collaborating […]