MIND – modelling and imaging using non-Gaussian diffusion


  • Dr Silvia de Santis

    Cardiff University

Project summary

Silvia will begin her Fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Yaniv Assaf in Tel Aviv University, investigating the link between advanced diffusion parameters and microstructural markers on very high field experimental MRI systems. Non-Gaussian diffusion imaging will then be optimised on a clinical scanner fitted with bespoke imaging hardware in the laboratory of Professor Stefan Sunaert in KU Leuven University and finally translated to a standard clinical scanner at Cardiff University, in the laboratory of Professor Derek K Jones. The last part of her Fellowship will involve pioneering acquisitions on selected brain pathologies in collaboration with the medical physics department of Tor Vergata University in Rome, under the supervision of Professor Nicola Toschi.