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Services

Preparatory

  • Structural Pulse Sequence Design
  • Functional Pulse Sequence Design + Experimental paradigm design
  • Spectroscopy Pulse Sequence Design
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Pulse Sequence Design
  • Other specialized sequence design
  • Assistance with grant MRI methods section
  • Assistance with statistical planning

Experimental Stage

  • Schedule MRI scans
  • Bill MRI scans
  • Running MRI console
  • On-call management of scanner malfunction and clinical issues
  • Maintenance of MRI scanner
  • Checking equipment
  • Real time data checking in all modalities

Data Processing & Beyond

  • Automated structural segmentation, data processing, and analysis
  • Manual structural segmentation, data processing, and analysis
  • Functional data processing and analysis
  • Spectroscopy data processing and analysis
  • DTI data processing and analysis
  • Bringing multimodal data sets into a single anatomical space
  • Writing paper methods section

Starting a Study

Please download this checklist of steps to complete before scanning and submit to MRI administrator once completed. Here is a summary of the steps:

  • Contact and meet with Core MRI faculty members as appropriate to your technical and administrative needs
  • Submit IRB application to both NYSPI IRB and to MRI Protocol committee (contact is Mark Slifstein)
  • Submit MRI grant application to business office
  • Check MRI schedule and consult with MRI administrator to ensure adequate scan time slots are available
  • Have MRI protocol/pulse sequence added to the scanner database

 

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