Physics Colloquium: Microstructure, Microdynamic, and Functional MRI

Tuesday, October 31 at 3:15pm

Regents Hall, 109 3700 O St. NW

Dr. Peter J. Basser, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Abstract: Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is a methodology that combines the NMR measurement of translational diffusion of water protons (or other species) and spatial localization provided by MRI. Maps of quantities derived from these measurements can be used to elucidate microstructural features of tissues, such as cell size, cell shape, cell orientation; microdynamic features, such as characteristics of water exchange between and among different tissue compartments; and even functional aspects of brain networks. Some examples of these three applications will be presented.


Georgetown College, Physics, Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology



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