Detecting Parkinson's disease at early stage with MRI: recent advances and promising approaches
- Date: Oct 12, 2022
- Time: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Location: Hybrid symposium online/MPI CBS
- Room: Lecture Hall (C101)
- Host: Department of Neurophysics
- Contact: email@example.com
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slowly developing pathology, affecting brains decades before the first motor symptoms become noticeable. Small structures in the midbrain are irreversibly damaged, when PD is first diagnosed, making a cure currently impossible. Early detection of Parkinson’s pathology is therefore indispensable to develop clinical approaches going beyond symptom treatment. Non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a promising tool for early diagnostic of Parkinson’s disease since it can detect and quantify subtle changes in the very small brain structures. In this virtual symposium we will discuss the recent advances in the multimodal MR image acquisition for Parkinson’s disease diagnostic and review recent clinical studies on patient cohorts. The new avenues and promising approaches for early-stage PD diagnostic using MRI will be presented.