Investigating stroke diagnosis and pathophysiology
Stroke research at the MindBrainBody Institute focusses on two main domains:
- The diagnosis of stroke and its consequences in the acute phase are probed using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. In particular, the emphasis is on the development and validation of novel, non-invasive image acquisition tools for measuring blood flow in stroke patients. Improvement of existing tools for the analysis of such data is also a major part of the research conducted at the Institute.
- The group studies how stroke affects areas in the brain remote from the infarct itself. This is achieved by probing the functional connectivity changes that occur following acute stroke over time and their relevance to patients’ recovery and prognosis.