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NICHD’s Basser Honored

Dr. Basser

Dr. Peter Basser

Dr. Peter Basser of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has been named recipient of the 2019 Honorary Member Award of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The group cited Basser, a senior investigator in NICHD’s section on quantitative imaging and tissue sciences, for work that has “transformed how neurological disorders and diseases are diagnosed and treated.” Basser is one of the inventors of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging, a non-invasive technology that produces three-dimensional maps of nerve pathways in the brain, heart muscle fibers and other soft tissue.

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