Investigating the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in understanding disease mechanisms of SCA2 and SCA6

 Ataxia / Posted 11 months ago

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to take a variety of pictures of the brain. Researchers at Cardiff University have developed new methods to look in more detail at each of the brain regions. They are conducting a study that aims to improve their understanding of these new measurements, and how they relate to changes in the brain. To achieve this, they plan to carry out scans of healthy volunteers and of patients with movement disorders.  They aim to recruit 20 people diagnosed with movement disorders and 20 healthy volunteers, and are specifically looking to include patients with SCA2 and SCA6. The researchers hope that this study will contribute towards being better able to monitor individuals with movement disorders, specifically ataxias, and may be helpful when planning future trials. Participants would need to travel to Cardiff but travel expenses will be provided

  • Principal Investigator : Dr Kathryn Peall
Contact details

Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute and the BRAIN Unit, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQCardiff  Show Phone Number PeallKJ@cardiff.ac.uk

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