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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

MRI-Based Multimodal Imaging and Enhanced MR Imaging


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

opportunity location
50.68.62.B8301 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Karl Francis Stupic 303.497.4564


This program involves multimodal imaging techniques that use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as either a base or as a complimentary technique. Multimodal imaging combines information from two or more imaging modalities such as MRI, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound (US). These combined techniques such as PET-MR or MR-US have unique challenges when developing quantitative imaging protocols.

In addition, the program has a focus on techniques that challenge the current methodology of MRI. Techniques such as dynamic nuclear polarization which allow for enhanced signals useable to track metabolite conversion in the body are of interest. NIST is also working on low-field spectroscopy and ultra-low field MRI as alternatives to high-field MRI.

NIST has an in-house variable field preclinical scanner and access to other clinical scanners in the Boulder and Denver area. These projects involve working with collaborators from academic institutions, professional societies (ISMRM, RSNA), and possibly other federal agencies to develop the calibration structures and quantitative imaging protocols.


key words
MRI; Biomedical; Medical physics; Medical imaging; Multimodal; Hyperpolarization; Low-field MRI;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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