White matter imaging in the aging brain

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Chris Steward csteward@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Roland Bammer roland.bammer@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Dr Vijay Venkatraman vvenkatraman@unimelb.edu.au https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person761118

Summary The aim of this study is to study the influence of microstructure in the aging brain and its effects on dementia diagnosis.

Project Details

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has contributed to our understanding of the brain non- invasively. The MRI signal is a very indirect measure of the tissue properties despite the influence that various factors such as myelin content have on the contrast.  Few studies have investigated multimodal approaches to study the influence of white matter in the aging brain.

The current study will use imaging and clinical data from a publicly available datasets and also datasets acquired locally. Prospective datasets will also be acquired. The aim of this study is to study the influence of microstructure in the aging brain and its effects on dementia diagnosis.

The student will be responsible for the development of the proposal and refinement of study hypotheses, conducting a literature review, processing of brain imaging scans and performing statistical analyses. Publication of results is expected at the end of the project.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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