Andrew Alexander

Andy Alexander
Title
Faculty Co-Director, Brain Imaging Core, Director of MR Physics Research, Professor of Medical Physics and Psychiatry
Phone
265-8233
E-mail
alalexander2@wisc.edu

Education:

Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson 

Research Description:

My research is focused on the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for mapping and measuring the functional and structural organization of the human brain. These techniques are being used to investigate the brain in both typically developing individuals and subjects with developmental disorders including autism. Functional MRI (fMRI) is used to assess brain regions associated with cognition and affect and their dysfunctions in these populations. Diffusion tensor MRI (DT-MRI) is being used to study the patterns of structural connectivity between brain activity regions. Anatomic imaging methods are used to assess longitudinal structural changes in brain regions. These measurements are ultimately compared with measures of affect, behavior and cognition in specific population groups.

Patents:

  • US Patent 7,358,730 DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING USING HIGHLY CONSTRAINED IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION METHOD [Inventors: Charles A. Mistretta, Andrew L. Alexander]
  • US Patent 6,674,894 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING AN IMAGE USING DATA OPTIMIZATION AND SEGMENTATION [Inventors: Dennis L. Parker, Andrew L. Alexander, John A. Roberts, Brian Chapman]

Publications:

Please see PubMed for most recent publications