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Pre-Clinical Imaging
The CBI Pre-Clinical Imaging meeting is held once a month in BEB 201 and provides a forum for in depth discussions to address advanced techniques in imaging research and to highlight trends in the field.  The first portion of the meeting is dedicated to a discussion of CBI equipment and administrative issues, and the remainder of the meeting typically consists of a presentation emphasizing  some of our innovative imaging users’ research. 

Upcoming Pre-Clinical Imaging Meeting:

Tuesday, June 5, 2014: 12-1pm (BEB 201)

Nuts and Bolts

The CBI Nuts & Bolts Users Group meets twice a month in BEB 201 and provides a forum for in depth discussions by researchers about imaging, statistical methods, data analysis techniques and administrative issues.  The first portion of the meeting is dedicated to discussion of CBI equipment and administrative issues, and the remainder of the meeting typically consists of a presentation of a discussion topic chosen by the group.  Typical discussion topics include details of image formation, multiple compartment connections, functional versus effective connectivity, arterial spin labeling, appropriateness of model fitting, distribution of functional imaging residuals and resting state network analysis.

Upcoming Nuts and Bolts Meetings:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014: 11-12pm (BEB 201)

Study Groups

CBI study groups are open to everyone and provide in-depth discussions of ongoing research, analysis, and current issues in the field of imaging.

Please email Sandy Bird ( to be added to a study group list.

Study Groups follow the schedule below:

NameFrequencyTimeLocationOrganizerAgenda for Next Meeting
Image Analysis Study GroupBy Appointment Only BEB 236Ali Tabesh, Ph.D.  
Cancer1st Thursday of the month2:30-3:30 pmCSB 210BPierre Giglio, M.D.Cancer Meeting Reminder: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Addiction1st Tuesday of the month12-1 pmBEB 302Joseph Schacht, Ph.D.Addiction Agenda: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Brain2nd Tuesday of the month2-3 pmCSB 210BAnya Benitez, Ph.D.*Brain Agenda:Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (Note Date Change)
Brain Connectivity3rd Friday of the month12-1 pmBEB 201Jane E. Joseph, Ph.D.*Brain Connectivity Meeting to resume July 18th
Cardiovascular Imaging1st Monday of the month9-10 amBEB 201Joe Schoepf, M.D.CISG Meeting Reminder: Monday, June 2, 2014


Upcoming Lectures/Meetings

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (12-1pm)

CBI Guest Lecture (BEB 201)
Brett Froeliger, Ph.D. (MUSC)
"When there is smoke, there is not always fire: Emotion-Cognition Interactions in Cigarette Addiction"
MATLAB Seminar

The Center for Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that MathWorks will be giving two complimentary MATLAB seminars for biomedical researchers at MUSC. The morning session will be for beginners, and the afternoon session for intermediate users.

Date:           Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Location:     Bioengineering Building, Room 201 (BEB201)
Time:           10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Please register in advance, seating is limited.)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Introduction to MATLAB

In this introductory-level session, we will explore options for importing and exploring imagery, for deciding on and developing an algorithm for extracting data from the image, and for leveraging the algorithm for re-use and batch-processing in an automated environment. We will then describe MATLAB’s core report-generation capabilities, and discuss how to deploy our application. Finally, we will show the ease with which MATLAB can be used for 3D volume visualization.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Image Processing with MATLAB: A Deeper Dive

In this session, we will continue to discover more techniques for understanding the contents of our images. We will show how Image Processing combined with other techniques such as Statistics and Computer Vision, can provide powerful results. In addition, we will leverage the Parallel Computing Toolbox to speed up computationally expensive algorithms.

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View complete session descriptions and register


Summer Research Program

College of Graduate Studies


Past Lectures/Meetings

Ron Meyer, Ph.D. (Michigan State University): BOLD Mechanisms and Application in Skeletal Muscle

Ed Hui, Ph.D. (University of Texas Health Science Center): Mapping Microstructural Alterations in Ischemic Tissues Using Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging

Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D., M.B.A. (Case Western Reserve): Molecular Imaging Gets Personal: Targeting the Cancer Signature

Lei Jiang, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech/Emory University): Development and Application of Advanced MRI and Connectivity Modeling Techniques

Juri G. Gelovani, Ph.D. (MD Anderson Cancer Center): Advances in Molecular-Genetic, Epigenetic and Cellular Imagine In vivo

Rod Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D. (NIBIB): Covergence Science and the Public Health

Chris Richards, Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology): Optical and Spatial Isolation of Membrane Receptors for Single Event Imaging

Els Fieremans, Ph.D. (NYU): Assessment of White Matter Microstructural Integrity with Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging

Jeff Binder, M.D. (Medical College of Wisconsin): fMRI in Anterior Temporal Epilepsy Surgery: The FATES Study

Erik Shapiro, Ph.D. (Yale University): Molecular and Cellular MRI of Cancer: A Theranostic Vision

David Arrington, M.D., Ph.D. (MUSC): Protective Techniques in CT-Guided Percutaneous Hepatic Ablations

Nicole Horst, M.D. (MUSC): Preliminary Evaluation of High Pitch, Dual Source Computed Tomagraphy Enterography for Radiation Exposure Reduction

Ed Hui, Ph.D. (MUSC): Assessment of White Matter Microstructural Integrity with Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging

Dan Boulter, M.D. (MUSC): Prevalence of Missed Infarcts and Other Inaccurate Findings at CT Perfusion for Acute Stroke Patients

Gayatri Joshi, M.D. (MUSC): Cancer Risks Associated with Chest CT

Lei Jiang, Ph.D. (MUSC): Real-Time Motion Tracking and Correction Using Active Markers for Brain MRI

Mark Ahlman, M.D. (MUSC): The Utility of Dual-Point FDG PET for Imaging Neoplasms of the Brain

Andreana Benitez, Ph.D. (MUSC): Cognitive Processing Speed and Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging in Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease

Jim Thrall, M.D. (MUSC): Radiology in the Age of Precision Medicine

Denise Benoit, Ph.D. (Rice University): Engineering nanoparticle-protein associations for protein crystal nucleation and nanoparticle arrangement

Michael Schultz, Ph.D. (University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics): Radiochemistry and Applications for PET Radionuclide Ga-68 – An increasing Role for Molecular Imaging

Vitria Adisetiyo, Ph.D. (NYU): Quantitative Characterization of Brain Microstructure and Iron Homeostasis in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder from Childhood through Adolescence

Yun Zhu, Ph.D. (Georgia State): Dual Inhibition of src and MAPK Potentially Sensitize Chemoresistant Ovarian Cancer Cells

Mark George, M.D. (MUSC): The Exciting History of Brain Imaging Research at MUSC: The Risque Untold Story

Maurice Weaver (Siemens): Applications of micro PET/CT Imaging in Medical Research

Vivek Shinde Patil, Ph.D. (Perkin Elmer): In vivo Imaging of Disease and Therapy

Dominique Duncan, Ph.D. (Yale University): Network Analysis of Intracranial EEG

Ziying Yin, Ph.D. (University of Illinois): MR Imaging and Elastography: Applications to Cartilage Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

Joseph Schoepf, M.D. (MUSC): Imaging the Heart

Deqiang Qiu, Ph.D. (Emory University): Quantitative Susceptibilty Mapping and Human Brain Imaging using Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide

Amanda LaRue, Ph.D. (MUSC): A Role for Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Bone Repair

Marty Pagel, Ph.D. (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ): Picturing the Future of Cancer Health Care with CEST MRI

Satish Nadig, M.D., Ph.D. (MUSC): Targeted Drug Delivery in Solid Organ Transplantation: An Emerging Concept

Ron Kikinis, M.D. (Harvard Medical School): Medical Image Computing in the Procedure Room

Carlo De Cecco, M.D. (MUSC): Dual Energy CT: Cardiovascular and Oncologic Applications

Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D. (Wake Forest School of Medicine): Brief Mindfulness-Based Mental Training Reduces Pain: Insights from the Brain

Paul Sajda, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Simultaneous EEG-fMRI: Why Bother?

Brent Munsell, Ph.D. (College of Charleston), Using Deep Learning to Predict Autism in Infants Prior to 24 Months of Age

Joseph Helpern, Ph.D. (MUSC), From Zeugmatography to MRI to the Nobel Prize and Beyond

Peisheng Xu, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Based Nanomaterials for Targeted Drug Delivery

Jeffrey J. Borckardt, Ph.D. (MUSC), Pain, the Brain and Emotional Regulation

Tong Ye, Ph.D. (Clemson University), Optical Molecular Imaging: From Laser Spectroscopy to Microscopy

Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Ph.D./D.D.S. (MUSC Center on Aging), Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Towards a Better Understanding

Ralph A. Nixon, Ph.D., M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Research), The Lysosomal Network: The Achilles' Heel of Neurons in Neurodegenerative Disease Pathogenesis

DeAnna L. Adkins, Ph.D. (MUSC), Diffusion MRI Biomarker of Stroke Related Brain Plasticity

Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D. (Wake Forest School of Medicine): Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms Supporting Mindfulness Meditation-Related Pain Relief: Implications for Clinical Pain

Jennifer Wu, Ph.D. (MUSC), Innate Immunity: The Essential Flavor of Tumor Immunity

Frank Alexis, Ph.D. (Clemson University), Biodegradable and Biocompatable Imaging Agents

Aikaterini Kotrotsou, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Imaging (Illinois Institute of Technology), Ex-vivo MR volumetry in age-related neurodegenerative pathologies

Anna-Liisa Nieminen, Ph.D. (MUSC), Dissecting the Death Pathways during Oxidative Damage with Confocal/Multiphoton Microscopy


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