Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Samantha By, M.S.

Graduate Student

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I'm interested in translating quantitative MRI techniques to the clinic to better understand the pathophysiology of human diseases.


My research is focused on the development of quantitative MR for the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. Currently, we are implementing diffusion tensor imaging and quantitative magnetization transfer protocols at 3T that are sensitive to tissue microstructure and biochemistry in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury.