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 and they are all listed below:
Hands-On Diffusion MRI [**NEW**]
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.
Methods of Brain Stimulation [**NEW**]
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.
Spinal Cord Imaging at High Field MRI [**NEW**]
Currently planned as a Three-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.
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.
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.
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.
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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