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The mission of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology (MRIIT for short; pronounced 'emrit ) is to develop MRI data acquisition, image reconstruction and processing techniques, and to apply these methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of brain disease. MRIIT is part of the Medical Imaging Research Center and the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

MRIIT is home of the IIT Human Brain Atlas. The atlas contains: anatomical, DTI, HARDI templates, probabilistic gray matter labels, and probabilistic connectivity-based multi-layer white matter labels. To download the atlas, please click on the Downloads button.

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New Paper [Oct 2016]

Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association.

Nat Neurosci 2016;19:1569-1582.

New Paper [Oct 2016]

White Matter Integrity Reductions in Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Neuropsychopharmacology 2016;41:2697-2703.

New Paper [Sep 2016]

White matter hyperintensities, incident mild cognitive impairment, and cognitive decline in old age.

Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2016;3:791-800.

New Paper [Sep 2016]

Ex vivo MRI transverse relaxation in community based older persons with and without Alzheimer's dementia.

Behav Brain Res (in print)

New Paper [Sep 2016]

Postmortem MRI: a novel window into the neurobiology of late life cognitive decline.

Neurobiol Aging 2016;45:169-177

New Paper [Jul 2016]

Effects of Endurance-Focused Physical Activity Interventions on Brain Health: A Systematic Review.

Biol Res Nurs (in print)

Presentation [Jul 2016]

Dr. Arfanakis presented: Neuropathologic Correlates of White Matter Hyperintensities in a Community Cohort of Older Adults.

AAIC 2016, Toronto, Canada

New Paper [Jun 2016]

Cognitive activity, cognitive function, and brain diffusion characteristics in old age.

Brain Imaging Behav 2016;10:455-463


    Current research at MRIIT focuses on: a) human brain atlases, and b) multi-modal in-vivo and ex-vivo MRI in aging and dementia. Just a few examples of our projects are:

  • Development of brain atlas resources for neuroimaging research
  • Development of translational ex-vivo brain MRI techniques
  • Development of MRI-based biomarkers of age-related neuropathology
  • Multi-modal in-vivo MRI investigation of aging

  • Publications