“Arterial Spin Labeling: Cerebral Perfusion and Beyond”
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The WUNIC seminar series takes place virtually on the second Friday of each month starting promptly at 1:30 pm (unless noted).
Abstract: Cerebral perfusion is an important biomarker for understanding the health of the brain. The accurate measurements of perfusion play a critical role in precision medicine and disease prevention. Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is a non-invasive and quantitative MRI technique that can measure perfusion within 5 minutes of scanning time. Recently development has enabled ASL to measure more advanced markers such as cerebrovascular reactivity.
In this talk, Dr. Moss Zhao will present the applications of ASL to study cerebrovascular diseases using perfusion as a measure of brain health. He will also demonstrate the concept and procedures of a ‘brain stress test’ that can uncover cerebrovascular disorders and identify high-risk patients. Finally, he will outline the future perspective of imaging-based diagnosis and treatment that integrates neuroimaging and artificial intelligence to predict treatment outcomes of cerebrovascular diseases.
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