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Neuroimaging Research


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 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 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 Information

Jim Pipe, PhD
Director, Neuroimaging Research
Phone: (602) 406-3391
Fax: (602) 406-3911

Leslie C. Baxter, PhD
Program Manager, Human Brain Imaging
Phone: (602) 406-6706
Fax: (602) 604-3498

Josef P. Debbins PhD, PE, ABMP
Program Manager, Clinical Imaging Technology
Phone: (602) 406-3492
Fax: (602) 604-4660

Gregory Turner, PhD
Program Manager, Preclinical Imaging
Phone: (602) 406-2649
Fax: (602) 406-3911

Sharmeen Maze RT(R)(MR)
Research MR Technologist
Phone: (602) 406-2644
Fax: (602) 406-3911

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

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