The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental applications.
Biomagnetic Imaging Standards: Develops calibration structures (phantoms) and validates quantitative imaging protocols for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); focusing on standards for cancer, brain, and multimodal imaging.
Figure 1. NIST MRI system, diffusion, and breast phantoms
Magnetic Nanoagents: Develops nanofabricated agents that can sense and report local properties including , agent ID, location, temperature, pH.
Figure 2. (a) Microfabricated smart agents that have water proton resonance shifts to indicate particle ID, local temperature or pH. (b) Rare-earth doped iron oxide nanoparticle imaging agents.
New magnetic imaging modalities: Developing ultralow field (ULF) MRI, magnetic resonance elastography, electron paramagnetic resonance imaging.
Lead Organizational Unit:pml
John Moreland (ULF-MRI)
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