Alzheimer’s Disease: Novel Imaging for Early Detection and Treatment
Allocated in Academic year 2015-16
As the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease reaches epidemic proportions, there is an urgent need to develop new diagnostic imaging strategies. The aim of this project is to develop cutting edge MRI techniques that are sensitive to the early stages of the pathology, where new therapies are more effective. We will use MRI to image the connectivity of the brain, neuronal oxygen consumption, and iron buildup in the Alzheimer’s brain. These novel techniques may lead to a diagnostic breakthrough, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment for this devastating illness.