Seminar on MRI in dementia

Time: 13:00

Venue: G.306B, Jean McFarlane Building, The University of Manchester

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In association with the EPSRC-funded 'Sensing and Imaging for early diagnosis of dementia (SIDD)' project you are invited to the seminar 'MRI in dementia: clinical research, preclinical studies and PET-MR'

Speaker: Dr David Thomas, UCL

Abstract: MRI has great potential to provide non-invasive biomarkers to identify the onset of neurodegenerative disease in its earliest stages. The aim of this talk is to provide a snapshot of (some of) the dementia imaging research currently on-going at UCL. This will include examples of genetic cohort and multi-centre clinical research studies at 3T, preclinical studies using novel imaging methods at 9.4T, and a large cohort study of healthy elderly subjects undergoing simultaneous amyloid and MR imaging on the PET-MR scanner. I will also briefly describe plans for a new UK network of dementia MR imaging sites, with harmonised acquisition protocols and standardised QA procedures, to facilitate and improve the effectiveness of large multi-centre cohort studies.