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Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging Developmental Science Center

Accelerating Medical Innovation Through Computation


We are the FNNDSC, or the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center, located at Boston Children's Hospital. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of researchers from the fields of medicine, engineering, computer science, and neuroscience. 


Our passion is to drive medical innovation through research and computation. We aim to advance the fields of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG),  and Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS),  while providing novel analytics and infrastructure in the  Advanced Computing Group (ACG). The Center’s researchers work together to support and foster cutting edge clinical and translational science, and to work diligently in bringing those products to the research and clinical communities.

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300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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401 Park Ave

Boston, MA 02215

Center News  

  • Dr. Ellen Grant will receive the award for Outstanding Contributions in Research from the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated consistent excellence and lifelong accomplishment in basic or clinical neuroradiological and neuroscience research.

  • Dr. Rudolph Pienaar and his ACG team are working with Darwin AI, the University of Waterloo, and Red Hat to build a clinically focused workflow to detect COVID infection on lung CT images. Read more here

  • Dr. Kiho Im achieved his first R01 as Principal Investigator. (R01NS114087Genetic and Hemodynamic Effects on Prenatal Cortical Development in Congenital Heart Disease)

  • Drs. Ivy Lin and Jason Sutin's project “Perioperative cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring in patients with Moyamoya Syndrome” in collaboration with Drs. Craig McClain and Sol Soriano was funded by the Trailblazer award from the anesthesiology department

  • Dr. Banu Ahtam has been published in Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease as first author. Read more about her work here.

  • Dr. Eleonora Tamilia has been published for a second consecutive month as first shared author in Epilepsia, the Official Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy. Read more about her work here. ​

  • Dr. Jeffrey N Stout has been awarded the Thrasher Early Career Program Award. His proposed 2-year project focuses on developing MRI-based hemodynamic metrics for better prediction of stroke risk and surgical response in patients with moyamoya disease. His mentors are Drs. Ellen Grant and Darren Orbach. He will be collaborating with the Cerebrovascular Surgical Intervention Center (CSIC).

  • Dr. HyukJin Yun has been published in Cerbral Cortex as first author. Read more about his work here

  • Dr. Sheng He has been awarded the 2020 – 2022 Charles A. King Trust Fellowship Award. 

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