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
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary The aim of this study is to study the influence of microstructure in the aging brain and its effects on dementia diagnosis.
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
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
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