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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Boston, MA 02115



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Center News  

  • Dr. Ellen Grant was invited to speak twice for the Mansfield and President's Lecture during the ISMRM & SMRT 28th Annual Conference. August 2020

  • Dr. Jeffrey N Stout was awarded magna cum laude on the presentation titled "Placental MRI: Using a novel ex vivo placental perfusion chamber to validate in vivo MRF relaxometry" during the ISMRM & SMRT 28th Annual Conference. August 2020 (link to talk here)​

  • 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)

  • 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. 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.