Physics Colloquium: Microstructure, Microdynamic, and Functional MRI
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.
Tuesday, October 31 at 3:15pm
Regents Hall, 109
3700 O St. NW