BMR Research Grants

Our work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and GE Healthcare, including the following:

High-Resolution Whole-Breast MRI at 3.0T (R01/NIBIB)

This research will develop much higher resolution breast MRI hardware and software, allowing better classification of small lesions to prevent unnecessary biopsy and detect cancer earlier. 

Quantitative 3D Diffusion and Relaxometry of the Knee (R01/NIAMS)

This work aims to develop a novel magnetic resonance imaging approach that offers three-dimensional imaging of knee structure as well as multiple quantitative measures that can be used to assess joint health.

Comprehensive MRI near Total Joint Replacements (R01/NIBIB)

This project seeks to make routine MRI available for patients with total hip replacements and total knee replacements, including development and testing of faster methods that can be tailored to the specific device.

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery near Metal Implants (R21/NIBIB)

This research will develop new MRI techniques that work in the presence of metal so that focused ultrasound surgery procedures can be used in subjects with metallic implants.

Center for Advanced MR Technology at Stanford (P41/NIBIB)

This Center will develop, maintain and make available innovative technologies in six core MRI research areas:
 (1) image reconstruction, and RF pulse design methods, (2) high-field MRI, (3)  body and vascular imaging (4) neurologic imaging and (5) metabolic MR imaging methods.

Our group also participates in numerous collaborative projects supported by GE Healthcare.

Brian Hargreaves PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology, and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering

Contact Information

Lucas Center for Imaging 
1201 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305-5488

Directions: Lucas Ctr. or Porter Dr. Locations