Validating a non-invasive imaging method to measure astroglial water transport in brain health and disease

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We aim to determine the accuracy and specificity of Arterial spin labeling (ASL) — a non‐invasive perfusion technique used in MRI to track cerebral blood flow — in measuring vascular and glial‐dependent water transfer to establish whether it is a valuable clinical tool in Alzheimer’s disease. This simple and safe technique, already approved for use in a clinical setting, has potential to circumvent current invasive approaches in human subjects at risk for AD‐related dementias.

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May 1, 2020 May 1, 2021

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Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

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Seattle, University of Washington

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Cognitive Disorders, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)