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University of Vermont College of Medicine MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging
MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

Recent Publications

  1. Albaugh, M. D., Orr, C., Nickerson, J. P., Zweber, C., Slauterbeck, J. R., Hipko, S., . . . Watts, R. (2015). Postconcussion Symptoms Are Associated with Cerebral Cortical Thickness in Healthy Collegiate and Preparatory School Ice Hockey Players. The Journal of pediatrics, 166(2), 394-400. e391.
  2. Borden, N. M., Forseen, S. E., & Stefan, C. (2015). Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Comprehensive Atlas Including Adjacent Structures: Springer Publishing Company.
  3. Dumas, J. A., & Newhouse, P. A. (2015). Impaired Working Memory in Geriatric Depression: An fMRI Study. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(4), 433-436.
  4. Gonyea, J. V., Watts, R., Applebee, A., Andrews, T., Hipko, S., Nickerson, J. P., . . . Filippi, C. G. (2015). In vivo quantitative whole‐brain T1 rho MRI of multiple sclerosis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  5. Liu, P., Dimitrov, I., Andrews, T., Crane, D. E., Dariotis, J. K., Desmond, J., . . . Maclntosh, B. J. (2015). Multisite evaluations of a T2‐relaxation‐under‐spin‐tagging (TRUST) MRI technique to measure brain oxygenation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
  6. Orr, C. A., Albaugh, M. D., Watts, R., Garavan, H., Andrews, T., Nickerson, J. P., . . . Logan, K. (2015). Neuroimaging Biomarkers of a History of Concussion Observed in Asymptomatic Young Athletes. Journal of neurotrauma.
  7. Wylie, G. R., Freeman, K., Thomas, A., Shpaner, M., OKeefe, M., Watts, R., & Naylor, M. R. (2015). Cognitive Improvement after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Measured with Functional Neuroimaging during the Acute Period.
  8. Albaugh, M. D., Orr, C., Nickerson, J. P., Zweber, C., Slauterbeck, J. R., Hipko, S., . . . Watts, R. (2014). Postconcussive Symptoms Are Associated with Cerebral Cortical Thickness in Healthy Collegiate and Preparatory School Ice Hockey Players. The Journal of pediatrics.
  9. Beynnon, B. D., Hall, J. S., Sturnick, D. R., DeSarno, M. J., Gardner-Morse, M., Tourville, T. W., . . . Johnson, R. J. (2014). Increased Slope of the Lateral Tibial Plateau Subchondral Bone Is Associated With Greater Risk of Noncontact ACL Injury in Females but Not in Males A Prospective Cohort Study With a Nested, Matched Case-Control Analysis. The American journal of sports medicine, 0363546514523721.
  10. Gardner, G. C., Nickerson, J. P., Watts, R., Nelson, L., Dittus, K. L., & O'Brien, P. J. (2014). Quantitative and Morphologic Change Associated with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema. Comparison of 3.0 T MRI to External Measures. Lymphatic research and biology.
  11. Lieberman, G., Shpaner, M., Watts, R., Andrews, T., Filippi, C. G., Davis, M., & Naylor, M. R. (2014). White matter involvement in chronic musculoskeletal pain. The Journal of Pain.
  12. Peng, S.-L., Dumas, J. A., Park, D. C., Liu, P., Filbey, F. M., McAdams, C. J., . . . Lu, H. (2014). Age-related increase of resting metabolic rate in the human brain. Neuroimage, 98, 176-183.
  13. Shpaner, M., Kelly, C., Lieberman, G., Perelman, H., Davis, M., Keefe, F. J., & Naylor, M. R. (2014). Unlearning chronic pain: A randomized controlled trial to investigate changes in intrinsic brain connectivity following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. NeuroImage: Clinical, 5, 365-376.
  14. Sturnick, D. R., Van Gorder, R., Vacek, P. M., DeSarno, M. J., Gardner‐Morse, M. G., Tourville, T. W., . . . Beynnon, B. D. (2014). Tibial articular cartilage and meniscus geometries combine to influence female risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 32(11), 1487-1494.
  15. Tourville, T. W., Jarrell, K. M., Naud, S., Slauterbeck, J. R., Johnson, R. J., & Beynnon, B. D. (2014). Relationship between isokinetic strength and tibiofemoral joint space width changes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The American journal of sports medicine, 42(2), 302-311.
  16. Watts, R., Thomas, A., Filippi, C. G., Nickerson, J. P., & Freeman, K. (2014). Potholes and molehills: bias in the diagnostic performance of diffusion-tensor imaging in concussion. Radiology, 272(1), 217-223.
  17. Albaugh, M. D., Ducharme, S., Collins, D. L., Botteron, K. N., Althoff, R. R., Evans, A. C., . . . Group, B. D. C. (2013). Evidence for a cerebral cortical thickness network anti-correlated with amygdalar volume in healthy youths: Implications for the neural substrates of emotion regulation. Neuroimage, 71, 42-49.
  18. Dumas, J. A., Kutz, A. M., McDonald, B. C., Naylor, M. R., Pfaff, A. C., Saykin, A. J., & Newhouse, P. A. (2013). Increased working memory-related brain activity in middle-aged women with cognitive complaints. Neurobiology of aging, 34(4), 1145-1147.
  19. Dumas, J. A., Makarewicz, J., Schaubhut, G. J., Devins, R., Albert, K., Dittus, K., & Newhouse, P. A. (2013). Chemotherapy altered brain functional connectivity in women with breast cancer: a pilot study. Brain imaging and behavior, 7(4), 524-532.
  20. Filippi, C. G., Duncan, C. T., Watts, R., Nickerson, J. P., Gonyea, J. V., Hipko, S. G., & Andrews, T. (2013). In Vivo Quantification of T1ρ in Lumbar Spine Disk Spaces at 3 T Using Parallel Transmission MRI. American Journal of Roentgenology, 201(1), W110-W116.
  21. Seminowicz, D. A., Shpaner, M., Keaser, M. L., Krauthamer, G. M., Mantegna, J., Dumas, J. A., . . . Naylor, M. R. (2013). Cognitive-behavioral therapy increases prefrontal cortex gray matter in patients with chronic pain. The Journal of Pain, 14(12), 1573-1584.
  22. Tourville, T. W., Johnson, R. J., Slauterbeck, J. R., Naud, S., & Beynnon, B. D. (2013). Assessment of Early Tibiofemoral Joint Space Width Changes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction A Matched Case-Control Study. The American journal of sports medicine, 41(4), 769-778.
  23. Tourville, T. W., Johnson, R. J., Slauterbeck, J. R., Naud, S., & Beynnon, B. D. (2013). Relationship between markers of type II collagen metabolism and tibiofemoral joint space width changes after ACL injury and reconstruction. The American journal of sports medicine, 41(4), 779-787.
  24. Watts, R., Andrews, T., Hipko, S., Gonyea, J. V., & Filippi, C. G. (2013). In vivo whole‐brain T1‐rho mapping across adulthood: Normative values and age dependence. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.



 

MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

University of Vermont College of Medicine MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

Supporting Biomedical Research

The UVM MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging was established in 2007 to support research at the College of Medicine, and throughout the University. As a College of Medicine core facility, we specialize in functional MRI (fMRI) and neuro imaging; however, our state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner is fully equipped and we have the ability to image almost any anatomical structure. The University of Vermont MRI Center is based around a Philips 3T Achieva dStream MRI scanner, including 32-channel phased array head coil, and Dual Quasar gradients with up to 80 mT/m strength and a slew rate of up to 200 T/m/s. dStream technology provides signal digitization at the coil to minimize noise, as well as an almost unlimited number of receive channels. This scanner was recently the first Philips scanner to be upgraded to a new spectrometer (DDAS) to support the use of multiband SENSE technology (simultaneous multislice imaging), enabling acceleration factors of up to 8 over conventional functional and diffusion MRI acquisitions with minimal loss of signal-to-noise. Through collaboration with Philips HealthTech, the MRI Center has access to the latest hardware and software developments, including works in progress.

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MRI Simulator

The purpose of the MRI simulator is to expose research subjects to the MRI environment prior to their actual MRI scanning session, to improve the quality of the data that is generated on the research magnet. The simulator can be helpful to researchers who are concerned that their subjects, especially children, will experience anxiety or claustrophobia during the actual scan session. Schedule a time to use the simulator.

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Research

Current research includes measuring the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on Pain with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a psychotherapeutic approach alters the dysfunctional emotional and sensory neural circuitry associated with chronic pain. Discover more research projects.

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Accessing the Center

The MRI Center supports researchers with projects from multiple medical and non-medical disciplines. MRI is able to provide both quantitative and qualitative data to researchers and we encourage you to take full advantage of our imaging services and support. Required documentation can be found here.

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