The novel MRI imaging technique called aMRI (amplified MRI) has been recognized in the Vizzies Visualization Challenge and awarded the meritorious Peoples' Choice Award. This technique which was developed by Kurtlab, in collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Auckland (New Zealand), elucidates the hidden motions of the brain tissues following periodic blood pressure variations. Not only does this technique enable the visualization of once-imperceptible motions, but it also offers insight into the brain's mechanical properties and how it moves in relation to its respective blood circulation.
Collaborators: John Martinez, Itamar Terem, Kambiz Nael, Samantha Holdsworth
We are delighted to announce that Kurtlab was awarded $275,000 by National Science Foundation CMMI Dynamics, Control and System Diagnostics program to investigate the mechanics of bio-interfaces by shear wave scattering through a synergy of theoretical and experimental approaches. Further information about the grant can be found at the webpage:
The study led by Samantha Holdsworth (Professor at the University of Auckland) and Itamar Terem (visiting student at Stanford University) where Dr. Kurt is a co-author has caught media attention. The stunning aMRI video (prepared by I. Terem) showing the amplified motion of the brain upon heart pulsatility has caught the attention of various media outlets, including The Daily Mail, Medical Xpress.
You can read the original publication here.