Going beyond structural imaging: using advanced MRI to inform on metabolism and function in health and disease

How is it possible to make up for the limitations of the conventional MRI and assess real time metabolic fluxes?

  • Date: 15 NOVEMBER 2022  from 17:30 to 19:00

  • Event location: In presence and online event

  • Type: Lectures

MRI has become one of the key clinical imaging modalities, and continues to provide highly detailed information surrounding the structure of tissues within the body. However, MRI can also be used to probe function (for example blood flow, and gas transfer across the lung-epithelial wall) and tissue metabolism - both of which are key to deepening our understanding of the body in health and disease. This lecture will focus on some of the key opportunities and challenges we face when moving beyond the imaging of tissue structure with MRI. There will be a particular focus on the emerging technologies (xenon and carbon hyperpolarization) that will start to enter the clinical arena in the coming years.


James Timothy Grist

University of Oxford

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