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    Pipe Laboratory

    Jim Pipe, PhD

    Pipe Laboratory Staff

    Jim Pipe, PhD
    Director, Neuroimaging Research

    Laboratory Focus

    The mission of neuroimaging research is focused around the following three areas:

    • Advance imaging technology for improving patient diagnosis and care
    • Serve as an imaging resource for the Barrow and St. Joseph’s community and the greater research community
    • Provide education in medical imaging

    Keller Center for Imaging Innovation

    The Keller Center for Imaging Innovation encompasses 5,000 square feet of space dedicated to imaging research. The center was built to bring together clinical, academic, and industry expertise to produce robust clinical imaging technology and bring it to market. To that end, it houses Barrow imaging faculty and researchers, Arizona State University graduate students, and a scientist from Philips Healthcare, and works with collaborators across the Phoenix Valley as a multi-institutional team in pursuit of this common goal.

    The staff of the Keller Center operate a whole body 3-Tesla Philips Ingenia MRI scanner dedicated entirely to research. Our staff works with researchers from Barrow or any other institution wishing to utilize this scanner for their biomedical research. For information on scheduling, please contact Sharmeen Maze.

    Functional MRI (fMRI)

    3T philips MRI scanner

    3T Philips Ingenia MRI Scanner

    A variety of presentation hardware, including goggles and earphones, can be used to present stimulus to a subject in order to assess brain activation.

    Quantitative Flow and Diffusion Imaging

    Advanced MR methods can measure and quantify motion as subtle as water diffusion as well as flow velocity in 3 dimensions, either in vivo or in physical models using a programmable MR compatible pump.

    Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)

    In vivo measurement of the anisotropic diffusion of water is used to generate images of white matter tracts in the brain.

    Anatomical Imaging

    A variety of scans can be used to highlight almost any anatomy of interest. The latest technology provides high-resolution, accurate assessment of morphometry and volume.

    Preclinical Imaging

    The center’s scanner has a variety of imaging coils for flexibility in imaging at different scales.

    Contact Us

    Jim Pipe, PhD
    Director, Neuroimaging Research
    [email protected]
    (602) 406-3391

    Leslie C. Baxter, PhD
    Program Manager, Human Brain Imaging
    [email protected]
    (602) 406-6706

    Josef P. Debbins PhD, PE, ABMP
    Program Manager, Clinical Imaging Technology
    [email protected]
    (602) 406-3492

    Gregory Turner, PhD
    Program Manager, Preclinical Imaging
    [email protected]
    (602) 406-2649

    Sharmeen Maze RT(R)(MR)
    Research MR Technologist
    [email protected]
    (602) 406-2644

    Keller Center for Imaging Innovation
    350 West Thomas Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.