Best wishes go out to Sai Abitha Srinivas for winning the 2022 I.I Rabi Young Investigator Award at ISMRM in London for her work mentored by Clarissa Cooley conducted in the MR-PIGs lab. The paper is Srinivas et al “External Dynamic InTerference Estimation and Removal (EDITER) for low field MRI” Magn Reson Med 87(2) p614 2022. She then went on to the to complete her PhD at Vanderbilt .


Hybrid Conference & Exhibition – May 7-10, 2022 in London, England
The group attended the annual conference both in person and virtually this year.

+Check it out here.


Best wishes go out to Laleh Golestani Rad on her new position as Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern.



Best wishes go out to Clarissa Cooley for receiving the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award and for taking over as Chair of ISMRM Study Section on MR Engineering.


Best wishes go out to Alum Laleh Golestani Rad for taking over as Chair of ISMRM Study Section on MR Safety.


Congrats to Jon Polimeni and Alum Saskia Bollmann for their paper in eLife (S. Bellman et al eLife 2022) for getting pulled out as one of “June’s best science images” by Nature.


Congratulations to Jason Stockmann, whose paper on shim arrays for 7T was chosen as a February 2022 “Editor’s pick” at Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.



Congrats to Valerie Klein, whose paper reporting Measured Cardiac Magnetiostimulation thresholds in pigs was chosen as a November 2022 “Editor’s pick” at Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.





Congratulations to Ehsan Kazemivalipour, whose paper from his PhD work on eigenmode analysis for Tx arrays was chosen as a March 2021 “Editor’s pick” at Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.



Catch up with what Julien Cohen-Adad has been up to by reading his interview in MRM Highlights magazine:






Best wishes go out to Bo Zhao on his new position as Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin.


                                              ISMRM 2020 AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

Virtual Conference & Exhibition – August 8 – 14, 2020
The group attended the annual conference virtually this year.   #ISMRM2020
Download the list of presentations, posters and awards here.



Congratulations to Kawin Setsompop, PhD for being elected as a Fellow of the ISMRM.



Congratulations to Zijing Dong, whose paper on subspace reconstruction an optimized encoding for EPTI was chosen as a Nov 2020 “Editor’s pick” at Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.



2019 Radiology Research Celebration

Clarissa Cooley wins the 2019 “best poster” award at the MGH 2019 Radiology Research Celebration at the Liberty Hotel, Boston.

Nov. 11, 2019

9/27/2019 – C-Span News!

Yesterday Dr. Bruce Tromberg, director of the NIBIB, highlighted our “MR Cap” for point-of-care brain MRI (Daniels et al Magn. Reson. Med. 2019 82(5) p1946) during his testimony before a Congressional Subcommittee.  Go to time: 1:41:17 in the following riveting CSPAN video



Congratulations to Valerie Klein for winning the best abstract award at the 2019 ISMRM Workshop on MR Safety in Utrecht for her work entitled: “Informing MRI safety using coupled electromagnetic and electrophysiological modeling of cardiac stimulation”


Finalist for the German Future Prize  

A Colleague and MGH Alumni, Christina Triantafyllou, Ph.D., has become one of the three finalists for the German government’s Future Prize!

Dr. Triantafyllou is a finalist for her excellent research in Ultra-high-field MRI.


Portable MRI Scanner

Read about the latest progress on the groups’ portable brain MRI scanner here on

A recent article in physicsworld about the exciting work being done on the portable, magnetic particle imaging scanner.



Congratulations to Mathias Davids for winning the 2019 ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award for his paper on modeling Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) in MRI.

Congratulations to Fuyixue Wang for being named a finalist in the 2019 I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award competition of the ISMRM for her work on Echo Planar Time Resolved Imaging (EPTI).

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The group attended the annual conference in Montreal, Canada this year. May 11-16, 2019.  #ISMRM19

Members presented over 70 abstracts, including 44 oral presentations (Oral Scientific Sessions & Oral Power Pitch Sessions).

Check out the list here.


MR-PIG Summer outing

The group biked from Davis Square to Walden Pond, where they spent the afternoon relaxing, before headed back…riding a total of 36 miles!

August 5, 2018



Faculty and staff attended the Annual ISMRM Conference, June 16-21, 2018. Paris, France

The MRPIGs 2018 ISMRM abstracts are now online. Here is a link to a list of the 90 presentations from the group.

Group authors gave 30 oral presentations and 9 power-pitch presentations.

Congratulations to those who won the “Summa Cum Laude Award” (8 abstracts) and “Magna Cum Laude Award” (10 abstracts)  for highly rated abstracts!


Q&A with Kawin Setsompop and Lawrence Wald

“High-Resolution In Vivo Diffusion Imaging of the Human Brain With Generalized Slice Dithered Enhanced Resolution: Simultaneous Multislice (g-Slider-SMS)

Read this paper in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Highlights  – January 29, 2018



Q&A with Stephen Cauley and Lawrence Wald

“Autocalibrated WAVE-CAIPI Reconstruction: Joint Optimization of k-Space Trajectory and Parallel Imaging Reconstruction”

Check out this paper in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Highlights  – September 29, 2017

Summertime research for students has kicked off!  We’ve welcomed 8 students to the lab this year.

Students & Faculty across the lab collaborate on existing faculty research and creative projects.

Summer 2017

Invited talks from members of the Magnetic Resonance Physics & Instrumentation Group were presented at the ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting, April 22-27, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We are pleased to announce that MR-PIG’s authors were on ~1% of the ISMRM abstracts.  Review the list here