Myelin-Specific MRI: From Development to Application in Clinical Trials

Speaker: 
Shannon Kolind, PhD
Event Date and Time: 
Tue, 2017-01-31 11:00 - 12:30
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Leanne Ebbs
Clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become critical for diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disease. However, conventional MRI is qualitative, limiting our ability to make comparisons between groups and over time. Traditional clinical images are also insensitive to many pathological changes known from histopathological studies to occur in neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). I will present a quantitative MRI technique called myelin water imaging, with some background on its development at the University of British Columbia through to applications in MS as well as other neurological diseases.
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