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  1. (May ’15) New Award: PhD student Anna Varentsova received the ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for her work on our connectivity-based white matter atlas.

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

  3. (May ’15) IIT Human Brain Atlas v.4.0 Released: The new version includes probabilistic, HARDI connectivity-based, 4D white matter labels.

  4. (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).

  5. (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.

  6. (March ’15) New Award: PhD student Anna Varentsova received a Merit Abstract Award for the 2015 OHBM Annual Meeting.

  7. (March ’15) New Paper: Variation in longevity gene KLOTHO is associated with greater cortical volumes. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2015;2:215-230.

  8. (March ’15) New Paper: Physical activity, motor function, and white matter hyperintensity burden in healthy older adults. Neurology 2015;84:1294-1300.

  9. (November ’14) New Paper: White matter segmentation based on a skeletonized atlas: Effects on diffusion tensor imaging studies of regions of interest. J Magn Reson Imaging 2014;40:1189-1198.

  10. (November ’14) New Paper: Gray-matter macrostructure in cognitively healthy older persons: associations with age and cognition. Brain Struct Funct 2014;219:2029-2049.


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.4.0) 
is here!
(now including white matter labels)