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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ONDRI protocol

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. 

This assessment was used in the following studies:

For details on data collected through the neuroimaging assessment platformclick here.

Related resources:

Compared quality control methods for automated diffusion tensor (DTI) imaging analysis pipelines
Structural brain MRI to rule out comorbid pathology in the assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Structural MRI methods and outcome measures used at ONDRI
Cortical Thickness Estimation in Individuals With Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Focal Atrophy, and Chronic Stroke Lesions

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