Ross Mair, Ph.D.


Associate Investigator
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Instructor in Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Swinburne University of Technology 1996
3.0 t tim trio; diffusion; helium; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; mr system; non-gaussian anisotropic diffusion effects; xenon; xenon isotopes My work involves implementation of novel MRI methods and protocols for use on the 3.0 T Tim Trio by investigators at the Harvard Center for Brain Science. This includes ensuring the proper functioning of our MR system; assisting research groups in obtaining the best possible performance from the MR system and providing technical oversight of installation, operation, and upgrades of MRI equipment, sequences, and software. I interact with investigators at the Martinos Center and provide an essential conduit for new developments between our facilities and with Siemens. I am also pursuing research into non-Gaussian anisotropic diffusion effects, incorporating double-PGSE methods, with applications in neuroscience. In addition to the above, I am an occasional collaborator with the low-field imaging laboratory with a focus on posture-dependence of human lung function.