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Metabolic Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disease using CEST MRI

Seminar Overview

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) imaging has emerged over the past decade as a new and innovative MRI contrast method, specifically designed for molecular imaging. This original approach can detect small amounts of contrast agent through saturation of fast exchanging protons, allowing for a larger number of imaging schemes and techniques. CEST particularly benefits from high magnetic fields, such as 11.7T in the research presented.

Thanks to optimization of the saturation parameters (e.g. saturation intensity, offset and duration), it is possible to probe different exchanging protons. Thus, CEST offers the possibility to detect a large variety of metabolites including glutamate, glucose, or creatine. This confers to CEST the potential to provide valuable clues about various pathological features in a single experiment.

In this webinar, Dr. Julien Flament of Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen, CEA), Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, will present an introduction to the theoretical background of Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) imaging and its potential in neurodegenerative disease research.


February 16, 2017

Who should attend?

This Webinar is of interest to researcher and professionals working in the field of neurodegenerative diseases including people using CEST imaging.

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PhD Julien Flament - Permanent Inserm Research Engineer, Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen, CEA), Fontenay-aux-Roses, France 

Dr. J. Flament is in charge of the NMR platform at MIRCen and his personal research is focused on development of CEST imaging at very high magnetic field. Main objectives of MIRCen laboratory are to develop animal models of neurodegenerative diseases and to evaluate new therapeutic approaches. In this context, MRS, MRI and particularly CEST imaging are developed in order to use them as a valuable tools to monitor neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. J Flament has dedicated his entire PhD thesis on CEST methods that are now routinely used at MIRCen to monitor disease progression in animal models on a state-of-the-art 11.7T scanner and high performance cryoprobe.