New MRI technology provides detailed views of brain development, response to injury

Researchers will convene at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss how to make the best uses of a new technology that allows researchers and physicians to make detailed, three-dimensional maps of the networks through which various parts of the brain communicate. The technology, devised by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), also holds promise for providing similar detailed maps of the skeletal muscles, heart, and circulatory system.

On December 6-7, 2000, scientists from around the world will convene at NIH to discuss the new technology, Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI). DT-MRI allows researchers and physicians to diagnose various medical conditions, including stroke, as well as to assess certain neurological, cognitive, and behavioral disorders.

The NIH Diffusion Tensor MRI (DT-MRI) Conference: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the NIH Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45) starting at 8:00 a.m. on December 6. Detailed information about the conference is available at http://eclipse.nichd.nih.gov/nichd/DTMRI/mri/home.html.

According to conference organizer and co-inventor, Peter Basser, Ph.D., Chief of the NICHD Section on Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics, DT-MRI provides information about the random motion of water molecules in tissues, particularly in fibrous tissues, such as nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Conferees will review existing uses of DT-MRI, as well as consider new clinical applications of the method, explained Dr. Basser. Scheduled presentations will address:

explaining how DT-MRI works
examining normal brain structure, determined by DT-MRI
imaging nerve tissue affected by stroke and other neurological disorders
imaging nerve tissue in patients with cognitive disorders, such as dyslexia, and with behavioral disor

Contact: Bob Bock
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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