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Advanced MRI in Clinical Trials

Presented by: Maria Rosa PhD, Imaging Scientist (IXICO)

Date held: Tuesday, 14th July 2015
Time held: 2:00pm and 7:00pm BST

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Traditional MR-based endpoints have proven very powerful in clinical trials of neurological disorders and drug efficacy. However, they are limited to measuring brain structure and fail to capture not only how different brain regions are physically connected but also the dynamics of brain function. More advanced MR techniques, such as diffusion imaging and functional MRI, can detect subtle changes in brain microarchitecture and function, as well as structural and functional brain connectivity, therefore having the potential to deliver more sophisticated endpoints for empowering clinical trials.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Advanced MRI techniques, including their most common analysis pipelines and
  • Examples of how these techniques can be used in clinical studies.

About your presenter: 

Maria Rosa, Ph.D

Imaging Scientist, IXICO

Maria is a Physics Engineer with a PhD in Imaging Neuroscience from University College London (UCL). With more than 8 years of experience in research and software development with neuroimaging data Maria has worked as a post-doctoral research associate at UCL, King’s College London (KCL) and Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNET) in Japan. As an imaging scientist at IXICO, Maria is responsible for providing scientific insight, technical input, developing analysis pipelines and liaising with external consultants for various projects. Her main interests include the development and application of machine learning methods to improve clinical decisions based on neuroimaging and other clinical/demographic data.


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