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  1. (Feb ’16) New Paper: Financial literacy is associated with white matter integrity in old age. Neuroimage 2016;130:223-229.

  2. (Jan ’16) New Paper: Cerebrovascular and microglial states are not altered by functional neuroinflammatory gene variant. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2016 (in press).

  3. (Jan ’16) New Paper: Regional neocortical gray matter structure and sleep fragmentation in older adults. Sleep 2016;39:227-235.

  4. (Oct ’15) IIT Human Brain Atlas v.4.1 Released: The new version includes improvements to the white matter atlas and new HOW-TO documents.

  5. (Oct ’15) New Paper: Neuropathologic correlates of regional brain volumes in a community cohort of older adults. Neurobiol Aging 2015;36:2798-2805.

  6. (June ’15) New Paper: Grey matter correlates of susceptibility to scams in community-dwelling older adults. Brain Imaging Behav 2015 (in press).

  7. (June ’15) Presentation: Dr Arfanakis was invited to present “Group comparison using diffusion imaging” at the OHBM 2015 educational course “MR diffusion imaging: Getting your measures right”.

  8. (June ’15) Presentation: Dr Arfanakis was invited to present “Multiparametric MR in Aging and Dementia” at the ISMRM 2015 educational course “Neuroimaging: Dementia”.

  9. (May ’15) New Paper: Cognitive activity, cognitive function, and brain diffusion characteristics in old age. Brain Imaging Behav 2015 (in press).

  10. (April ’15) New Paper: Association of white matter hyperintensities and gray matter volume with cognition in older individuals without cognitive impairment. Brain Struct Funct 2015 (in press).

  11. (April ’15) New Paper: Association of Alzheimer’s disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging. Neurobiol Aging 2015;36:1765.e7-1765.e16.

  12. (March ’15) New Awards: PhD student Anna Varentsova received the ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, and the OHBM Merit Abstract Award, for her work on the IIT Human Brain Atlas.


The work conducted in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) includes the development of MRI data acquisition, image reconstruction and processing techniques, and the application of these methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of brain disease. The MRI lab at IIT is part of the Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC) and the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

The MRI Lab at IIT is home of the IIT Human Brain Atlas. The atlas contains: anatomical, DTI, HARDI templates, probabilistic gray matter labels, and probabilistic connectivity-based 4D white matter labels in ICBM152 space. To download the atlas, please follow the “Downloads” link.

The IIT Human Brain Atlas (v.4.1) 
is here!
(both gray and white matter labels)
See a side-by-side comparison of 7  standardized DTI brain templates