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Research Capabilities and Resources

These are protocols and techniques we use and that can be made available to collaborators and users.

Ira DeCamp Brain Imaging Lab

The Ira DeCamp Brain Imaging Laboratory is a lab workspace for shared use by group members and collaborators. The DeCamp Brain Imaging Lab houses multiple workstations for faculty, staff, trainees and collaborators to use and is equipped with a large video display for meetings and training sessions. Brain image data are acquired at the DHMC Advanced Imaging Center. Imaging modalities include:

  • Functional MRI (fMRI)– of cognition, emotion, motion, reward, pain, and other brain systems
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  • Voxel-based morphometry (VBM)
  • Segmentation and volumetry of brain regions/structures and of brain lesions
  • Dense-array electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Multimodal brain imaging approaches
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Pain imaging
  • Imaging genetics

Assessments and interventions in clinical neuroscience studies

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuropsychiatric evaluation
  • Self-reported outcomes for studies of cognition, emotion, pain, fatigue
  • Test design and construction
  • Cognitive rehabilitation

Clinical neuroscience study design and management

  • Study design issues specific to clinical neuroscience and imaging studies
  • Database management and statistical analyses specific to clinical neuroscience studies
  • Advising on IRB and regulatory aspects specific to clinical neuroscience studies
  • Psychological test design and construction
  • fMRI task design, construction, and implementation
  • Physiological monitoring for clinical neuroscience studies

Together with our collaborators, we are exploring the application of other brain imaging techniques in clinical neuroscience research, such as:

  • Intrinsic magnetic resonance elastography (iMRE)
  • Combined near-infrared spectroscopy – electroencephalography (NIRS-EEG)

Resources

  • Private patient evaluation rooms
  • Faculty, staff, and trainee offices

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