SILiCON (Synthetic Images via a Linearly-weighted combination of CONtrasts)


SILiCON is a method for combining multiple MRI contrasts to create a unique tissue contrast for better visualization and tissue segmentation. T1-weighted (T1w) scans are commonly utilized to visualize the anatomical architecture of the brain because they provide excellent gray and white matter contrast. However, T1w scans lack contrast from subcortical structures such as the basal ganglia. The aim of this study is to establish a novel contrast that preserves T1w gray-white matter contrast while enhancing subcortical structural contrast.

Rakshit Dadarwal
Rakshit Dadarwal
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research focuses on the acquisition and processing of multi-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. I am particularly interested in imaging myelin and iron in the central nervous system and studying healthy aging in non-human primates using Diffusion-weighted Imaging (DWI), Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), Magnetization Transfer Imaging, and T1 and T2-relaxometry.