EPIDEM2019 Spring 2020

1/10 – Introduction, Basics of MRI I

Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, Theodore Huppert, PhD   Introduction, Basics of MRI I & II Overview of physics, MRI hardware and software. Anatomical localization via use of atlases (e.g,Talairach, MNI) will be covered. Safety issues surrounding the magnetic...

1/17 – Basics of MRI II

Theodore Huppert, PhD   Basics of MRI I & II Overview of physics, MRI hardware and software. Anatomical localization via use of atlases (e.g,Talairach, MNI) will be covered. Safety issues surrounding the magnetic environment and human subject preparation will...

1/24 – Structure I (T₁, T₂, ultra-high field)

Howard J Aizenstein, MD, PhD Psychiatry, Pitt, CNBC Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory haizenstein@gmail.com   Structure I (T₁, T₂, ultra-high field) The basics of MRI will be covered, including T₁, T₂, and T₂* contrast mechanisms,...

1/31 – Principles of BOLD response and functional connectivity

Theodore Huppert, PhD   Principles of BOLD response and functional connectivity The lecture will cover the basic principles of the hemodynamic response, with implications to quantify resting state connectivity. Arterial Spin Labeling Reveals Disrupted Brain...

2/7 – Functional MRI (fMRI) task-related

Kirk Erickson, PhD Psychology, Pitt, CNBC Director, Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Lab kiericks@pitt.edu   Functional MRI (fMRI) task-related The lecture will cover the nature of BOLD response, optimizing pulse sequences for signal/contrast, inhomogeneity,...

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