Neuroimaging is a vital component of a variety of research studies at DIBS. With the help of Duke's Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, researchers collect multi-modal brain imaging data to understand the structure and function of the human brain. They mainly employ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to collect structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and other forms of MRI. Michael Andrew, PhD, Director of Imaging analytics and Informatics, works closely with neuroscientists and clinicians at Duke and the Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center to ensure cutting edge MR technology and advanced analytic methodologies are utilized in brain imaging studies. He supports Duke research groups in brain imaging study design, implementing quality control protocols, application of pre and post processing methods an in analyzing brain data using both conventional statistical and advanced machine learning methods.