Associations Between Sarcopenia, Intramuscular Fat, Mental/Physical Function and Brain Atrophy: An Imaging and Machine Learning Approach
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Western Health
|Professor Gustavo Duquefirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
|Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassanemail@example.com||Personal web page|
Summary Through a collaboration between AIMSS and our co-investigators in Norway we will quantify the volume of muscles of interest and the volume of intra/inter-muscular adipose tissue (IMAT) on MRI images of older adults.
The research question is whether brain atrophy can lead muscle atrophy, or weakness, inactivity and loss of brain stimulation due to sarcopenia can cause cognition and brain volume decline. Muscle and IMAT volumes will be used as predictors of physical and nervous functions. Also, muscle and IMAT volumes will be correlated with the general and compartmental brain volumes to re-test the hypothesis that muscle decline and IMAT expansion is associated with brain atrophy and adverse events such as falls, cognitive decline and frailty.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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