Analysing Imagining data Gathered from molecular Imaging of Carotis Atherosclerosis

Analysing Imagining data Gathered from molecular Imaging of Carotis Atherosclerosis

Type: Stroke

Grant holder: Julian Camilleri-Brennan, University of Edinburgh

Amount Awarded: £1168

Year: 2014 - finished

Stroke can occur when debris from diseased and unstable regions of the carotid (neck) arteries breaks off and lodges in the brain. We aim to assess whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with iron nanoparticles can identify patients with diseased carotid arteries at high risk of causing a stroke. If successful, this project will have a significant impact on the way that diseased arteries are assessed in the context of stroke. My role will be to analyse MRI images and assist in the development of optimal techniques for doing so.