Special Issue "Clinical Application of Neuroimaging in Cerebral Vascular Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 1025
Interests: fMRI/dMRI/MRI; quantitative imaging; artificial intelligence; radiomics; network neuroscience; cognitive neuroscience; genetic neuroimaging; biomarkers; Parkinson's disease; stroke; cerebral small vessel disease; neuro-oncology
Interests: the pathogenesis and novel therapeutic strategies of neurological diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular disease, acute brain injury, and neuropsychiatric disorders
Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is a cluster of cerebrovascular diseases affecting the small vessels, arteries and veins. Diagnosis of CSVD can be challenging due to its complex clinical manifestations. Advanced neuroimaging techniques have shown great potential in deepening our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of CSVD.
This Special Issue aims to advance our comprehensive understanding of the physiology and pathology of CSVD and related diseases, including neurological mechanisms, potential biomarkers and diagnostic techniques, using neuroimaging methods.
This collection solicits original research, reviews, mini-reviews and perspectives focusing on CSVD and related diseases. The topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:
1) Understanding the neural mechanisms of CSVD and its relationship with stroke, cognitive impairment, gait and balance disorders.
2) The structural and functional changes of CSVD, particularly blood–brain barrier dysfunction, neurotransmission abnormalities and neuroinflammation.
3) Developing imaging markers to improve early and differential diagnoses.
4) Neuroimaging assessment and prediction of CSVD progression and severity.
5) Evaluating the pharmacological/non-pharmacological interventions and therapeutic efficacy using neuroimaging approaches.
6) Improving neuroimaging techniques and data analysis, such as multimodal approaches and deep learning-based approaches.
Dr. Xiaofei Hu
Prof. Dr. Xiaohuan Xia
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- cerebrovascular diseases