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Ravi Menon, Blaine Chronik, and The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping receive CFI grant

Ravi Menon, Blaine Chronik and The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping receive CFI grant.

Ravi Menon (cross-appointed within Physics and Astronomy - photo at right) is the Principal Investigator of one of Western's 5 successful CFI awards: "Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM)" (total amount: $6,235,244).

Blaine Chronik (Physics and Astronomy, Robarts scientist, member of the CFMM - photo on left) is one of the 9 co-investigators on this award. This grant will enable substantial upgrades to the 3 and 7 Tesla MRI scanners within the CFMM at Robarts, maintaining the status of the CFMM as the most advanced human MRI facility in Canada. This grant is highly integrated with Dr. Chronik's grant: "Centre for the testing and development of MR-compatible medical devices and technology". The upgraded MR facilities at the CFMM parallel the testing facilities to be installed in the physics department, and together they represent unparalleled capacity for MR-compatible technology  development.

Blaine's area of research is MRI systems development, while Ravi's research is in functional MRI.