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.

Here’s the list of active CPs.

  • Learning an optimized variational network for image reconstruction
    Graz University of Technology, Austria
    Thomas Pock, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal, neurologic, oncologic, and cardiovascular imaging
  • Rapid robust pediatric MRI
    University of California Berkeley
    Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD; Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD
    TR&D 1
    musculoskeletal, neurologic, oncologic, and cardiovascular imaging
  • Imaging of breast cancer: advances in image acquisition and interpretation
    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
    University of Minnesota
    Kamil Ugurbil, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Novel biomarkers for the assessment of cartilage integrity
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    José 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Harvard Medical School
    Susie Huang, MD, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Deep learning-based imaging biomarkers for knee osteoarthritis
    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
    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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Ivan I. Kirov, PhD; Assaf Tal, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Contrast agents for inflammation and osteoarthritis
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    José María Raya García del Olmo, PhD; María Amparo Ruiz Garzón, 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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Jakob Asslaender, PhD; Florian Knoll, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and oncologic imaging
  • Fingerpriting-based neuronal fiber identification
    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
    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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Henry Rusinek, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 3
    neurologic imaging
  • Low-field MRI
    National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Adrienne Campbell-Washburne, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    cardiovascular imaging
  • Ultrasound sensors for MRI
    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
    Vanderbilt University
    William Grissom, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Parallel MRI for high field neuroimaging
    University of Hawaii
    V. Andrew Stenger, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • The developing human connectome project
    Imperial College London
    Daniel Rueckert, PhD
    TR&D 1
    neurologic imaging
  • Technology for high-performance high-field spectroscopy and imaging
    University of Pittsburgh
    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
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Carl-Fredrik Westin, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Effective medium theory for multidimensional diffusion MRI
    Aarhus University, Denmark
    Sune Jespersen, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Life science and biomedical technology research center at NSLS-II
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Lin Yang, PhD
    TR&D 4
    neurologic imaging
  • Cognitive neuroscience with 7T MRI
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience)
    Biyu He, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Mechanisms of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience)
    Gyorgy Buzsaki, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • Assessment of tDCS-induced neuronal responses with advanced MRI
    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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Neuroscience, Opthalmology, Tech4Health)
    Shy Shoham, PhD
    TR&D 2
    neurologic imaging
  • RF coil and MR thermometry development for MRgFUS
    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
    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
    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
    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 Alzheimer’s disease pathology
    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
    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
    Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Louise van der Weerd, PhD
    TR&D 4
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Isolating CEST from MT Asymmetry in MRI
    New York University (Chemistry)
    Alexej Jerschow, PhD
    TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • MRI of proximal femur microarchitecture as a biomarker of bone quality
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Gregory Chang, MD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-nuclear assessment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Ryan Brown, PhD
    TR&D 2
    musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-nuclear assessment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    University of Basel, Switzerland
    Elmar Merkle, MD
    TR&D 1
    oncologic imaging
  • Motion-robust lung and liver imaging with XD-GRASP
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Eric Sigmund, PhD
    TR&D 4
    oncologic imaging
  • fastMRI
    Facebook AI Research
    Yann Lecun, PhD; Nafissa Yakubova; Lawrence Zitnick, PhD
    TR&D 1
    industry partnership
  • Artificial intelligence for automated image quality assessment
    Siemens Healthcare, Princeton, NJ
    Dorin Comaniciu, PhD
    TR&D 1
    industry partnership
  • Future imaging hardware and software platforms
    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
    Stratasys
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Jesse Roitenberg; Nicole Wake, PhD
    TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Patient-specific MR safety protection
    Flywheel Exchange
    Can Akgun, PhD
    TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Research collaboration on MRguided focused ultrasound
    Insightec, Israel
    Yeruham Shapira, PhD
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2
    industry partnership
  • Open-source datasets for datadriven magnetic resonance research
    Stanford University
    Gary Glover, PhD
    TR&D 1, T&D
  • SmartHeart: Next-generation cardiovascular healthcare via integrated image acquisition, reconstruction, analysis & learning
    Imperial College London, U.K.
    Daniel Rueckert, PhD
    TR&D 1
    cardiovascular imaging
  • SparseCT: Order-of-magnitude dose reduction with interruptedbeam acquisition
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Ricardo Otazo, PhD; Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD
    TR&D 1
  • Motion-resolved cardiac imaging with XD-GRASP
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    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
    Rutgers University
    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
    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
    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
    Harvard University
    Ronald Walsworth, PhD
    TR&D 4
  • dMRI quantification of membrane permeability in cells with genetically controlled aquaporin expression
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Arnab Mukherjee, PhD
    TR&D 4
  • Implementation and evaluation of a regional image share network
    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
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Riccardo Lattanzi, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • M-CUBE: MetaMaterials antenna for ultra-high field MRI
    ITMO University, Russia
    Stanislav Glybovski, PhD
    TR&D 2
  • Comparative effectiveness of imaging methods and technologies
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Radiology)
    Stella Kang, MD, MSc
    TR&D 1, TR&D 2, TR&D 3, TR&D 4
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