The Martinos Center has for many years hosted educational courses in the area of biomedical imaging.
In 2021, we will continue to expand our on our educational offerings, they are all listed here:
fMRI Visiting Fellowship Program October 18-22, 2021
This longstanding program provides a firm grounding in the fundamentals of fMRI, including the basic physics of MR imaging, the biology and biophysics of the hemodynamic responses to neural activity, data analysis, the design of perceptual and cognitive experiments, and more.
Connectivity Course: Structural and Functional Brain Connectivity via MRI and fMRI October 26-28, 2021
The primary goal of this program is to give researchers and clinicians a good “running start” for their investigations of connectivity using a range of tools, including BOLD-based fMRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI), among others.
Spinal Cord Imaging at High Field MRI [**NEW**] November 16-19, 2021
Currently planned as a Five-Day Intensive introduction to spinal cord imaging using high field (e.g. 7T) MRI, but applicable to all MR imaging of the cervical and thoracolumbar cord. Includes specific information about acquisition protocols and data analysis software.
Methods of Brain Stimulation [**NEW**] November 29 – December 3, 2021
Invasive and non-invasive methods of human brain stimulation have expanded greatly in recent years. This program will be a 5-day intensive presentation of these methods for researchers and clinicians. It will focus on the methods individually, and also on the ways they can be integrated with other human brain imaging modalities. The first day may be suitable for the actively interested public, for which separate registration will be available.
Workshop on MR Spectroscopy [**NEW**] December 6-10, 2021
MR Spectroscopy is a valuable and uniquely flexible tool for research and clinical work, that can be used in many ways. We believe it has been underutilized, and this workshop is designed to help researchers and clinicians have the understanding and tools for using MRS productively. Conceptual and software training will be a part of the program, as well as wide-ranging discussions of the various clinical applications already in use. The emphasis will be on giving researchers and clinicians a solid foundation for using MRS in a variety of clinical and research applications.
Hands-On Diffusion MRI [**NEW**] Fall 2021, TBD
Four days of intensive training for the acquisition and analysis of diffusion MRI data. The emphasis will be on giving researchers and clinicians a solid foundation for using Diffusion MRI Data for a variety of clinical and research applications.
This program consists of three intensive days of training in the use of the CONN toolbox, one of the top 10 most visited and downloaded neuroimaging tools and resources at NITRC.
Workshop on Laminar fMRI [**NEW**] TBD 2021
The combination of high field (7Tesla and above) imaging with increasingly sophisticated data analysis tools has led to a surge of research using functional MRI acquisitions to examine the behavior of individual cortical layers of the brain. This workshop will focus on teaching the acquisition and analysis tools needed to contribute to this research.
This one-day workshop provides a brief, systematic review of a collection of imaging modalities followed by short presentations by experts describing the latest advances with each of the modalities.
The FreeSurfer Development Team hosts a 4 day course for beginner and experienced users of the neuroimaging software suite.
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