Novel markers for brain magnetic resonance imaging analysis
Mechanistic understanding of brain diseases and their treatment requires analysis of brain microstructural properties and their connection to brain functions. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging research has established links between brain microstructure and inter-individual variations in brain functions, but this methodology's precision has been limited by the non-specificity of MR-derived markers. The EU-funded C-MORPH project aims to introduce ultra-high field MR imaging techniques to improve analysis resolution for future MR-based precision medicine applications. Project researchers will capitalise on their recent development of two spectroscopic MR methods: powder-averaged diffusion-weighted spectroscopy that can provide markers for cell specific structural degeneration, and spectrally tuned gradient trajectories that can isolate cell shape and size. C-MORPH aims to validate these experimental methods and adapt analyses to provide clinically applicable tools.
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