History of Functional Neuromaging at Penn  
Penn has contributed many key developments to the field of Neuroimaging including the first human CBF measurements by Kety and Schmidt in the 1940's, the first human PET scanning by Reivich et al. in the 1970's, early work in in vivo NMR and continued innovation in optical spectroscopy by Chance and others, and the first clinical MRI in the Department of Radiology.

In addition to methodological development, Penn hosts a broad range of basic research using neuroimaging in cognitive neuroscience through the recently created Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, in clinical neuroscience through research groups in the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Anesthesiology, and in several other basic and applied areas.

Conception of FDG-PET imaging by A. Alavi and M. Reivich

Biography of Seymour Kety by Louis Sokoloff, both of whom did seminal work in functional imaging at Penn

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