Collaborative Projects

CAI2R works with partners across the U.S. and abroad to accelerate the development of high-impact biomedical imaging technologies.

We are engaged in 67 Collaborative Projects with researchers at 33 institutions in 9 countries on 4 continents.

Collaborative Projects (CPs) are joint investigations with scientists and clinicians in the U.S. and abroad that serve as test-beds for new technologies with significant potential biomedical impact.

Through CPs we engage research partners in “push-pull” relationships. The technologies provided by our Center help investigators solve uniquely challenging problems (push). In return, feedback from CP partners helps us modify and improve the very technologies we develop (pull).

Most CPs can be classified as focused on musculoskeletal, neurologic, oncologic, or cardiovascular imaging applications. Some CPs are better understood as industry partnerships aimed at technological development per se. All CPs interact with at least one of our Center’s Technology R&D Projects (TR&Ds). A few also interact with our Training and Dissemination components (T&D), where dissemination means open sharing of unique research resources and provision of advanced capabilities via Service Projects.

Active CPs

  • Learning an optimized variational network for image reconstruction
    ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Graz University of Technology, Austria
    Thomas Pock, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 3
    musculoskeletal, neurologic, oncologic, and cardiovascular imaging
  • Rapid robust pediatric MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of California Berkeley
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stanford University
    Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD; Miki Lustig, PhD
    TR&D 1
    musculoskeletal, neurologic, oncologic, and cardiovascular imaging
  • Imaging of breast cancer: advances in image acquisition and interpretation
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    S. Gene Kim, PhD; Linda Moy, MD
    TR&D 1
    oncologic imaging
  • Elementary neuronal ensembles to whole brain networks: ultrahigh resolution imaging of function and connectivity in humans
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of Minnesota
    Kamil Ugurbil, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Novel biomarkers for the assessment of cartilage integrity
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Josรฉ Raya, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3, TR&D 4
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Examining the role of brain sodium content in multiple sclerosis using MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Matilde Inglese, MD, PhD
    TR&D 2, TR&D 3
    neurologic imaging
  • Sleep aging and risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Psychiatry)
    Ricardo Osorio Suarez, MD
    TR&D 3, TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Ultra-high-resolution imaging of human gray matter and mouse brain development
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Yulin Ge, MD; Daniel Turnbull, PhD; Jiangyang Zhang, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Advanced diffusion imaging in diagnosis, treatment and characterization of schizophrenia
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of Maryland
    L. Elliot Hong, MD; Peter Kochunov, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Connectome 2.0: The next generation human MRI scanner for bridging studies of the micro-, meso- and macro-connectome
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Harvard Medical School
    Susie Huang, MD, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Deep learning-based imaging biomarkers for knee osteoarthritis
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Cem M. Deniz, PhD
    TR&D 1
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Neuroenergetic adaptations in Alzheimer’s disease: implications on amyloid burden and cognition
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Psychiatry, Radiology)
    Ricardo Osorio, PhD; Ryan Brown, PhD
    TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multiparametric magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the early detection of neurodegeneration in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Ivan I. Kirov, PhD; Assaf Tal, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Contrast agents for inflammation and osteoarthritis
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Josรฉ Marรญa Raya Garcรญa del Olmo, PhD; Marรญa Amparo Ruiz Garzรณn, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 4
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Development of multi-compartment MR-fingerprinting for subvoxel estimation of quantitative tissue biomarkers
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Jakob Asslaender, PhD; Florian Knoll, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and oncologic imaging
  • Fingerprinting-based neuronal fiber identification
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Steven Baete, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Quadri-nuclear MRI to study brain energy metabolism
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Guillaume Madelin, PhD; Ryan Brown, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Advanced software for MRI, PET, SPECT and CT image analysis
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Henry Rusinek, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 3
    neurologic imaging
  • Low-field MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    cardiovascular imaging
  • Ultrasound sensors for MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Bruno Madore, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Focusing RF and ultrasound: parallel MR transmission for highfield neuroimaging, and pressure field mapping for MR-guided focused ultrasound
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Vanderbilt University
    William Grissom, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Parallel MRI for high field neuroimaging
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of Hawaii
    V. Andrew Stenger, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • The developing human connectome project
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Imperial College London
    Daniel Rueckert, PhD
    TR&D 1
    neurologic imaging
  • Technology for high-performance high-field spectroscopy and imaging
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of Pittsburgh
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Oded Gonen, PhD; Hoby Hetherington, PhD; Jullie Pan, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Novel diffusion MRI in early psychosis, and advanced neuroimaging analysis
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brigham and Womenโ€™s Hospital
    Carl-Fredrik Westin, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Effective medium theory for multidimensional diffusion MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Aarhus University, Denmark
    Sune Jespersen, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Life science and biomedical technology research center at NSLS-II
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Lin Yang, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Cognitive neuroscience with 7T MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience)
    Biyu He, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Mechanisms of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience)
    Gyorgy Buzsaki, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Assessment of tDCS-induced neuronal responses with advanced MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neurology, Radiology)
    Leigh Charvet, PhD; Yulin Ge, MD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Optical and acoustic neuromodulation: mechanistic studies, and a practical mesoscopic neural interface for image-guided neuromodulation in behaving animals
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience, Opthalmology, Tech4Health)
    Shy Shoham, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • RF coil and MR thermometry development for MRgFUS
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neurosurgery)
    Alon Mogilner, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Imaging dopamine D2 agonist binding sites in schizophrenia
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Psychiatry)
    Gordon W. Frankle, MD
    TR&D 3
    neurologic imaging
  • In vivo insights on small vessel changes with age using USPIO-enhanced MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Yulin Ge, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Mechanisms of age-related white matter hyperintensities: insights from advanced MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology, Neurology)
    Yulin Ge, MD; Thomas Wisniewski, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • New region-specific targeted MRI to characterize Alzheimerโ€™s disease pathology
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Timothy Shepherd, MD, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3, TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Simultaneous multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting for data fusion of quantitative structural and metabolic imaging
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Martijn Cloos, PhD; Guillaume Madelin, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Why are certain muscles spared longer than others in muscular dystrophies
    ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Louise van der Weerd, PhD
    TR&D 4
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Isolating CEST from MT Asymmetry in MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York University (Chemistry)
    Alexej Jerschow, PhD
    TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • MRI of proximal femur microarchitecture as a biomarker of bone quality
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Gregory Chang, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-nuclear assessment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Ryan Brown, PhD
    TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Clinical evaluation of GRASP
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ University of Basel, Switzerland
    Elmar Merkle, MD
    TR&D 1
    oncologic imaging
  • Motion-robust lung and liver imaging with XD-GRASP
    ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Pontifรญcia Universidade Catรณlica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Matteo Baldiserotto, MD; Alexandre Franco, PhD; Ricardo Otazo, PhD
    TR&D 1
    oncologic imaging
  • Tools for capturing immune cell/cancer cell interactions in cancer immunotherapies and combination immunotherapies
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ California Institute of Technology
    James R. Heath, PhD; Mikhael Shapiro, PhD
    TR&D 4
    oncologic imaging
  • Identifying metabolic dependencies in genetic subtypes of KRAS-driven lung cancer
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Pathology)
    Thales Papagiannakopoulos, PhD
    TR&D 3
    oncologic imaging
  • Development of an MR-Gleason score for prostate cancer using advanced MRI metrics
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 4
    oncologic imaging
  • Diffusion MRI of treatment response for de-escalation of radiation therapy
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    S. Gene Kim, PhD
    TR&D 4
    oncologic imaging
  • Breast cancer intravoxel incoherent motion multisite (BRIMM) study of therapy response
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Eric Sigmund, PhD; Sunitha Bai Thakur, MD, PhD
    TR&D 4
    oncologic imaging
  • fastMRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Facebook AI Research
    Yann Lecun, PhD; Nafissa Yakubova; Lawrence Zitnick, PhD
    TR&D 1
    industry partnership
  • Artificial intelligence for automated image quality assessment
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Siemens Healthcare, Princeton, NJ
    Dorin Comaniciu, PhD
    TR&D 1
    industry partnership
  • Future imaging hardware and software platforms
    ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany
    D. Hardie, PhD; Rebecca Ramb, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3
    industry partnership
  • Anthropomorphic phantom development with 3D printing for surgical planning and technique validation
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stratasys
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Jesse Roitenberg; Nicole Wake, PhD
    TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Patient-specific MR safety protection
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Flywheel Exchange
    Can Akgun, PhD
    TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Research collaboration on MRguided focused ultrasound
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Insightec, Israel
    Yeruham Shapira, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Open-source datasets for datadriven magnetic resonance research
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stanford University
    Gary Glover, PhD
    TR&D 1, T&D
  • SmartHeart: Next-generation cardiovascular healthcare via integrated image acquisition, reconstruction, analysis & learning
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Imperial College London, U.K.
    Daniel Rueckert, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular imaging
  • SparseCT: Order-of-magnitude dose reduction with interruptedbeam acquisition
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brigham and Womenโ€™s Hospital
    Ricardo Otazo, PhD; Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD
    TR&D 1
  • Motion-resolved cardiac imaging with XD-GRASP
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Li Feng, PhD; Ricardo Otazo, PhD; Matthias Stuber, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular imaging
  • Innovative MRI-based characterization of cardiac dyssynchrony
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Rutgers University
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Leon Axel, MD, PhD; Dimitris Metaxas, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular imaging
  • Interactions of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields with biological tissue, and electrodynamics using integral equations
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Luca Daniel, PhD; Jacob White, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
  • Variational Methods for Dynamic Inverse Problems in the Life Sciences
    ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช University of Muenster, Germany
    Martin Burger, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 3
  • Mapping the microscale origins of MRI contrast with subcellular NV diamond magnetometry
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Harvard University
    Ronald Walsworth, PhD
    TR&D 4
  • dMRI quantification of membrane permeability in cells with genetically controlled aquaporin expression
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of California, Santa Barbara
    Arnab Mukherjee, PhD
    TR&D 4
  • Implementation and evaluation of a regional image share network
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology, Population Health)
    Leora Horwitz, MD; Michael Recht, MD; Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD
    TR&D 1, T&D
  • Novel software tools for rational design and assessment of MR coils
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Riccardo Lattanzi, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • M-CUBE: MetaMaterials antenna for ultra-high field MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ITMO University, Russia
    Stanislav Glybovski, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Comparative effectiveness of imaging methods and technologies
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Stella Kang, MD, MSc
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3, TR&D 4
  • Quantitative cardiac sodium MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Leon Axel, MD, PhD; Guillaume Madelin, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Understanding CSF clearance in aging and Alzheimer’s brain through dynamic sodium MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Yongxian Qian, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Longitudinal characterization of postnatal brain maturation after fetal Zika infection
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Erika Raven, PhD
    TR&D 4
  • Human brain interferometers for better blood flow monitoring
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Vivek Jay Srinivasan, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • MRI-guided personalized targeting of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM)/ dentato-rubro-thalamic tract (DRT) for the MRgFUS tremor treatment
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Sohae Chung, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Locus-coeruleus function in normal elderly and AD risk (LEAD)
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology, Psychiatry)
    Yu-Shin Ding, PhD; Ricardo Osorio, PhD
    TR&D 3
  • The use of machine learning in the field of medical imaging: November 2020
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Michael Recht, MD
    TR&D 1
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Concluded CPs

  • Comprehensive quantitative ultrafast 3D liver MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Case Western Reserve University
    Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD; Nicole Seiberlich, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    oncologic imaging
  • Quantitative biomarker imaging using F-18 ML-10 /F-18FTL as therapy response assessment in glioblastoma multiforme
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of Pittsburg Medical Center
    James Mountz, MD, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3
    oncologic imaging
  • Neuroimaging biomarkers of early Alzheimerโ€™s disease
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Medical University of South Carolina
    Joseph Helpern, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 3
    neurologic imaging
  • Quantification of tumor malignancy with MRI
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ University of East Anglia
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Fernando Boada, PhD; Glyn Johnson, PhD
    TR&D 2, TR&D 3
    neurologic and oncologic imaging
  • Development of optimal sodium-MRI methodology for the musculoskeletal field
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York University (Chemistry)
    Jae-Seoung Lee, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Dynamical DTI: A method for time-resolved in vivo diffusion tensor imaging
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    Eric Sigmund, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Pattern classification using magnetic resonance imaging in traumatic brain injury
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NYU Tandon School of Engineering
    Yvonne Lui, MD; Yao Wang, PhD
    TR&D 1
    neurologic imaging
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