Non-Invasive Imaging of High-Flow Arteriovenous Intracranial Shunts
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Prof Roland Bammer||Personal web page|
|Prof Patricia Desmond||Personal web page|
Intracranial arteriovenous lesions– i.e. dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) - are important, treatable causes of long-term neurological disability and potentially of death. These lesions are characterized by a direct passage (shunting) of blood from arteries to veins. The goal of this NIH-funded trial is to use non-invasive imaging methods to detect shunting lesions. In addition to diagnosis, a key aspect of the study will be the characterization of different drainage patterns necessary for treatment planning, risk stratification and prognostication.
This research project will provide students with a rich learning exposure to nascent neuroimaging methods, normal and abnormal intracranial vasculature and in-depth access to high-end data analysis in a brand-new research facility at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Active participation in publication in top-tier peer-reviewed journals is expected.
This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.