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Neuroimaging Laboratories

Dr. Marcus Raichle was recently profiled by a publication called The Scientist. Please click the above image for the full story.

Who we are:

The mission of the Neuroimaging Laboratory (NIL) of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology is to provide an interactive environment for a group of 30 resident faculty investigators with over 100 students, postdocs and staff. These investigators come from 7 University Departments (Radiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, Anatomy & Neurobiology and Neurosurgery) and are provided space and research infrastructure for studies employing positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in conjunction with detailed behavioral analyses to understand the human brain in health and disease (Figure 1). The physical proximity of investigators, students, staff and facilities the NIL uniquely fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary research of the highest quality (Figure 2).

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Figure 1:

NIL faculty study a wide variety of normal and abnormal brain states across the life span. This graph illustrates the frequency of key words (larger font represents higher frequency) used in 993 manuscript titles from 2008-2012 published by NIL-associated faculty. Particular areas of emphasis include normal development and aging, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, depression, stroke recovery, Parkinson's disease, dystonia and development disorders in young children.

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Figure 2:

This graph illustrates the number of co-authored manuscripts by NIL-associated faculty from 2008-2012 (n = 993). Each dot (color coded by department) represents a faculty member (size of the dot represents number of publications) and each line represents a co-authored paper. The h-index of this work is 142.


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