Tuesday 29 May 2012
The principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be explained and examples of applications of high magnetic field MRI systems will be presented. These will include applications in animal models of human disease and examples of human brain studies. Cerebral tissue contains water molecules that are diffusing due to their inherent thermal energy (temperature).
The dependence of contrast in MR images upon the diffusion of water in the brain will also be explained and examples of new applications in the exploration of brain structure on the micron scale will be presented.
Professor Roger Ordidge did his undergraduate degree in physics at Nottingham University and PhD in the same institution with the Nobel prize winner, Sir Peter Mansfield, where he helped build the first MRI scanner.
He has worked in industry and as an academic at Nottingham University before becoming a Professor at Oakland University, Michigan and then moving to Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at University College London as the Joel Professor of Physics Applied to Medicine.
He moved to The University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Brain Imaging Centre (MBIC) in 2011 to become the Director of the Melbourne Brain Imaging Centre and Chair in Imaging Science in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. MBIC currently houses a new Siemens combined PET/CT scanner and, in 2013, a 7 Tesla whole body MRI research system will be installed.
6 PM, Tuesday 29th May, 2012
(Please note refreshments served from 5 PM)
The Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer Building, The University of Melbourne
Cnr. Royal Parade & Genetics Lane, Parkville