University of Vermont

College of Medicine

MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

University of Vermont College of Medicine MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging


Brain Scan

The majority of the research projects taking place at the UVM MRI Center are focused on the brain; however, we also support several projects focused on other anatomical regions of the body. Abnormalities like: Alzheimer's disease (AD); Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Preeclampsia; and brain tumor MR imaging are only a few of the neuro related disease processes, or abnormalities that are under investigation at the MRI Center. In addition, UVM researchers from across several departments within the College of Medicine are using fMRI to investigate questions relating to menopause and cognition; chemotherapy and cognition; cognitive behavioral therapy and chronic pain; traumatic brain injury (TBI); and the effects of nicotine on attention deficit disorder. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)-risk factors for injury has been the focus of orthopedic researchers at UVM, in which very high-resolution 3D images have been obtained at the MRI Center.

More recently, UVM researchers have been using state-of-the-art quantitative MRI measures (pCASL) to assess blood perfusion in women at risk for preeclampsia. The MRI Center has been using a T1ρ weighted whole-brain 3D TSE MRI technique, with a variable flip angle and fluid suppression that may be sensitive to neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, or even brain tumors.


Active Investigators:


Angela Applebee, M.D. (Bio)


Trevor Andrews, Ph.D. (Bio)

Ira Bernstein, M.D. (Bio)

Bruce Beynnon, Ph.D. (Bio)

Julie Dumas, Ph.D. (Bio)

Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D (Bio)

Hugh Garavan, Ph.D. (Bio)

James Hudziak, M.D. (Bio)


Donald Leopold, M.D. (Bio)

Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D. (Bio)

Joshua Nickerson, M.D. (Bio)

Alexandra Potter, Ph.D. (Bio)

Alice Schermerhorm, Ph.D. (Bio)


Andrew Solomon, M.D. (Bio)


Richard Watts, D.Phil (Bio)

Last modified December 10 2014 02:59 PM