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Center for Morphometric Analysis (MGH)

Director: Makris, Nikos, M.D., Ph.D.

Location: 149 13th Street, Room 10.006, Charlestown, MA 02129

Core Summary:

The Center for Morphometric Analysis (CMA) is dedicated to the development and application of morphometric methods to biomedical imaging data, primarily high-resolution MRI. Using automated and semi-automated software written in our lab, MRI brain images are segmented into anatomical regions of interest. From this, we study the volume, surface, thickness, shape, and location of these regions and combine this with other types of information (behavioral studies, functional-MRI scans, diffusion-MRI, etc.) to analyze both the structure and function of the human brain.

Institutions:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Makris, Nikos, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5733
Email

Member: Papadimitriou, George
Role: PROGRAMMER/ANALYST, SR
Phone: (617) 726-6016
Email

Member: Caviness, Jr., Verne S., M.D., D.Phil.
Role: Director, Ex Officio and Founder, Center for Morphometric Analysis, Giovanni Armenise - Harvard Professor of Neurology
Phone: (617) 726-1813, (617) 726-5621
Email

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: 149 13th Street, Room 10.006, Charlestown, MA 02129

Major Equipment:

  • Dedicated data storage RAID
  • Dedicated web server
  • Linux-based image analysis servers
  • Multi-TB online disk space for storing morphometric image data and for software development
Services:
  • Cerebellar parcellation service

    Involves assessment of the cerebellum cortex in the context of lobule-based regions ("automated" and "manual" mode).

  • Cortical parcellation service

    Involves assessment of the cerebral cortex in the context of gyral-based regions ("automated" and "manual" mode).

  • General segmentation service

    Includes all principle gross structures of the human brain, including cortex, white matter, and cerebral deep gray matter structures ("automated" and "manual" mode).


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