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Preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Animal Stroke Models

Yirong Yang, Ph.D. - MRI Scientist, Research Assistant Professor, BRaIN Imaging Center, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico

Presented: April 21, 2015

ABSTRACT: Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Clinically, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most important diagnostic tools for the treatment and management of acute and chronic stroke. Multimodal MRI measurements are very rich in physiological and pathological information, which can longitudinally characterize tissue status and predict tissue fate. MRI of animal models of stroke is becoming more popular and gaining importance as a powerful preclinical imaging tool to evaluate potential therapeutic strategies. This talk will discuss preclinical MRI in animal stroke models in detail, which consist of four sections: (1) Review facilities in MRI core at BRaIN center which is open to all the investigators for preclinical imaging. (2) Introduce multiple MRI parameters used in stroke imaging. (3) Demonstrate a sample of stroke recovery research which used MRI here. (4) Summary and Implications. 

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