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  1. (Sep ’16) New Paper: Ex vivo MRI transverse relaxation in community based older persons with and without Alzheimer's dementia. Behav Brain Res (in press).

  2. (Sep ’16) New Paper: Postmortem MRI: a novel window into the neurobiology of late life cognitive decline. Neurobiol Aging 2016;45:169-177.

  3. (Jul ’16) New Paper: Effects of Endurance-Focused Physical Activity Interventions on Brain Health: A Systematic Review. Biol Res Nurs (in press).

  4. (Jul ’16) Presentation: Dr Arfanakis presented “Neuropathologic Correlates of White Matter Hyperintensities in a Community Cohort of Older Adults” at AAIC 2016.

  5. (Jun ’16) New Paper: White matter integrity reductions in intermittent explosive disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology (in press).

  6. (Jun ’16) New Paper: Cognitive activity, cognitive function, and brain diffusion characteristics in old age. Brain Imaging Behav 2016;10:455-463.

  7. (Jun ’16) New Paper: Grey matter correlates of susceptibility to scams in community-dwelling older adults. Brain Imaging Behav 2016;10:524-532.

  8. (May ’16) New Paper: Association of white matter hyperintensities and gray matter volume with cognition in older individuals without cognitive impairment. Brain Struct Funct 2015;221:2135-2146.

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

  10. (Apr ’16) New Paper: Cerebrovascular and microglial states are not altered by functional neuroinflammatory gene variant. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2016;36:819-830.


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 multi-layer 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