Neuroimaging Assessment Platform
How this assessment platform benefits ONDRI’s research
As neurodegenerative diseases progress, the structure of different areas in the brain may change. Imaging data highlights these changes allowing clinicians and researchers to see patterns between participants, and with the same participants, over time. Ultimately, these images help the ONDRI team in trying to identify and isolate potential predictors for these diseases.
Video: The neuroimaging assessment
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Participants have a brain scan, using an MRI scanner.
Scanners take 3-dimensional pictures of key regions in the brain, some in “still” format and some in video.
Specially trained technicians and healthcare professionals examine these images to determine patterns indicative of disease progression or stability.
While MRI is the gold standard to image the brain, this technology is not portable. As some ONDRI research is conducted through remote assessments, at home and in the community, utilization of this platform may not be feasible.