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The human brain - what can quantitative MRI tell us?

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The human brain - what can quantitative MRI tell us? with Dr Mara Cercignani

Most people are familiar with the use of MRI in routine care: a machine that takes extremely detailed photos of our internal organs. Less is known about the use of MRI as a scientific technique that can measure brain structure and function. In this talk, Mara will explain the concept of quantitative MRI, provide some example applications and discuss the potential use of quantitative MRI in the study of the healthy and diseased brain.

Mara Cercignani has worked in the field of MRI for nearly 20 years. She has a background in electronic engineering, but her work has led her to develop a keen interest in biology and neuroscience. She currently works at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where she heads the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre.