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The mission of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology (MRIIT for short; pronounced 'emrit ) is to develop MRI data acquisition, image reconstruction and processing techniques, and to apply these methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of brain disease. MRIIT is part of the Medical Imaging Research Center and the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

MRIIT is home of the IIT Human Brain Atlas. The atlas contains: anatomical, DTI, HARDI templates, probabilistic gray matter labels, and probabilistic connectivity-based multi-layer white matter labels. To download the atlas, please click on the Downloads button.

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New Paper [Apr 2021]

MarkVCID cerebral small vessel consortium: II. Neuroimaging protocols

Alzheimer's & Dementia 2021;17:716-725

Presentation [Mar 2021]

Dr. Arfanakis delivered an invited presentation at the International Stroke Conference 2021.

ISC 2021

New Paper [Jan 2021]

Development and evaluation of a high performance T1-weighted brain template for use in studies on older adults.

Human Brain Mapping 2021 (in press)

New Paper [Jan 2021]

regionconnect: Rapidly extracting standardized brain connectivity information in voxel-wise neuroimaging studies.

Neuroimage 2021;225:117462

New Paper [Sep 2020]

Neuropathologic and Cognitive Correlates of Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in a Community-Based Cohort of Older Adults.

Stroke 2020;51:2825-2833

Presentation [Aug 2020]

Xiaoxiao Qi delivered an oral presentation on spatial matching of fiber orientation distribution functions & brain structure.

ISMRM 2020, p.549

Presentation [Aug 2020]

Raquib Ridwan delivered an oral presentation on the development of a spatio-temporally consistent longitudinal structural template of the older adult brain.

ISMRM 2020, p.198

Presentation [Jul 2020]

Carles Javierre-Petit delivered an oral presentation on automated segmentation of enlarged perivascular spaces using deep learning.

AAIC 2020


    Current research at MRIIT focuses on: a) human brain atlases, and b) multi-modal in-vivo and ex-vivo MRI in aging and dementia. Just a few examples of our projects are:

  • Development of brain atlas resources for neuroimaging research
  • Development of translational ex-vivo brain MRI techniques
  • Development of MRI-based biomarkers of age-related neuropathology
  • Multi-modal in-vivo MRI investigation of aging

  • Publications