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Professor Ji's research seeks to integrate advanced neuroimaging into traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomechanics research to understand injuries to functionally important neural pathways while developing techniques to achieve near real-time response feedbacks. He is also interested in improving accuracy in patient registration, the cornerstone for successful image-guidance in open-skull neurosurgery and open spinal surgery.
The Boston Globe profiled research by biomedical engineering professor Songbai Ji in this article. Ji is developing animated brain maps that show how brain tissue deforms and stretches after impact, which could prove valuable in understanding concussions. “Ji hopes someday to show players and coaches what each hit has probably done to the brain - the minute it happens.
Bill Marcus interviewed Professor Songbai Ji, biomedical engineering, about his research using advanced neuroimaging to develop highly specific computer models of the head and brain to better diagnose concussions in real time. Ji’s work is funded by two grants from the National Institutes of Health.