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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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Presentation [Feb 2020]

Dr. Arfanakis delivered an invited presentation at the International Stroke Conference 2020.

Los Angeles Feb 20 2020

New Paper [January 2020]

Neuropathologic Correlates of White Matter Hyperintensities in a Community-Based Cohort of Older Adults.

J Alzheimers Dis 2020;73:333-345

Presentation [December 2019]

Xiaoxiao Qi presented the enhanced white matter connectome of the IIT Human Brain Atlas at RSNA 2019.

RSNA 2019

Presentation [December 2019]

Yingjuan Wu presented her work on the construction of multimodal templates for the MIITRA atlas at RSNA 2019.

RSNA 2019

Presentation [December 2019]

Rakeen Niaz presented the 0.5mm T1-weighted template of the MIITRA atlas at RSNA 2019.

RSNA 2019

Presentation [December 2019]

Carles Javierre Petit presented his work on the link between enlarged perivascular spaces and infarcts at RSNA 2019.

RSNA 2019

Press [June 2019]

The paper on LATE disease received a great amount of publicity in mainstream media.

Brain 2019;142:1503-1527

New Paper [June 2019]

Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE): consensus working group report.

Brain 2019;142:1503-1527


    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