This facility houses a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner capable of running structural, diffusion, functional and spectroscopic imaging for research as well as for patient care.
Through our collaboration with I-MED, researchers at the Brain and Mind Centre have developed a sophisticated multinuclear spectroscopy program that provides the ability to image a range of spectroscopic nuclei. The technique, known as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), is used to study the metabolic changes associated with diseases that affect the brain. It also provides additional information on top of the structural information that is obtained from MRI alone.
Our expertise in this area enables researchers to study the changes that occur in the brain as a result of a particular disease, which may ultimately be helpful in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.