Special Issue "Understanding Brain Cellular Structure and Brain Diseases Using MRI-Based Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 1039
Over recent decades, a wide variety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques and contrasts have been developed to characterize tissue architecture at the microscopic scale, which is orders of magnitude smaller than imaging voxels. Such quantitative techniques usually employ mathematical modelling to link various tissue properties to the MR measurements from contrasts such as diffusion, relaxometry, magnetization transfer, spectroscopy, etc. These approaches have been used to inform us regarding brain cellular structure and alterations caused by a wide range of disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementias, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, etc.
This Special Issue of Brain Sciences aims to provide readers with a compilation of original research, perspectives, and up-to-date review articles focusing on the development and application of quantitative MRI biomarkers related to brain tissue microstructures. We are particularly looking for studies that investigate the role of such biomarkers in the detection, characterization, and follow-up of various brain disorders.
We cordially invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with submissions covering topics from basic research to clinical applications. We hope that it will bring the latest developments in neuroimaging to the scientific and medical community.
Dr. Andrada Ianuş
Manuscript Submission Information
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- magnetic resonance imaging
- brain microstructure
- tissue modelling
- diffusion MRI
- magnetisation transfer
- brain disorders
- neurodegenerative diseases
- brain tumour microstructure
- quantitative imaging biomarkers