Research Study

Creation of an atlas to study the role of myelin in normal brain function
Principal Investigator 
Shannon Kolind

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Brain and Nerves
Diagnosis and Therapy 
MRI Scans
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Nov 20, 2018
Locations 
UBC Hospital
Name/Title 
Adam Dvorak, PhD Student
Phone 
604-822-7352
Email Address 
adam.dvorak@ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

While conventional MRI techniques take a qualitative image, our advanced MRI technique programs the scanner to function more like a quantitative measuring instrument to measure myelin - the insulating layer around the “wires” in the brain. For our research, we are building a 3D atlas (map) of myelin in the human brain. This exciting project will allow clinical practice to benefit from myelin imaging. Eventually, personalized treatments could be based on individual patients’ MRI results.

Eligibility 

This study is recruiting people between the ages of 18-65 without a history of disease or injury affecting the brain or spinal cord.

Disclaimer 

Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific research studies only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.