The McNab Lab is a part of the Radiological Sciences Laboratory section of the Department of Radiology within the School of Medicine at Stanford University. We are based at both the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging and the Stanford School of Medicine Technology and Innovation Park on Porter Drive.

Our mission is to develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that probe human brain tissue microstructure. This requires new MRI contrast mechanisms, strategic encoding and reconstruction schemes, physiological monitoring, brain tissue modeling and validation. Applications of these methods include neuronavigation, neurosurgical planning and the development of improved biomarkers for brain development, degeneration, disease and injury. 

Our current research is focused on the development of MRI pulse sequences and analysis strategies for :

  • Probing Brain Tissue Microstructure
  • Mapping Cortical Fiber Patterns
  • Comparing MRI with Advanced Histology
  • Mixed-Reality Neuronavigation for TMS
  • Diffusion Tractography-based Neurosurgical Targeting

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