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UBC researchers develop new MRI technique that is more precise and 25 times faster

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners can be programmed to measure myelin, which is the insulating layer that protects neurons and is a key indicator of numerous neurological disorders. However, myelin imaging is extremely slow, traditionally requiring the MRI scanner to collect huge amounts of data. UBC researchers have developed a new technique that collects a tiny fraction of the data…

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Dr. Irene Vavasour: Diving into neuroimaging research with FINS

November 24

2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3 Canada

Zoom option if unable to attend in person: Zoom link here (click on “Join a meeting”) Meeting ID: 91512 289258 Passcode: 289258 The Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite (FINS) hosts state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment including a 3T Philips MRI scanner and a 3T GE PET/MR scanner. Our translational research includes developing better imaging tools for disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, traumatic…

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