Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Presently Dr. Glover's research is directed in part towards exploration of rapid scanning methods using spiral and other non-Cartesian k-space trajectories. Using spiral techniques, the lab has developed MRI pulse sequences and processing methods for mapping cortical brain function by imaging the metabolic response to various stimuli, with applications in the basic neurosciences as well as for clinical applications. These methods develop differential image contrast from hemodynamically driven increases in oxygen content in the vascular bed of activated cortex, using pulse sequences sensitive to the paramagnetic behavior of deoxyhemoglobin or to the blood flow changes.