Category: Research

A glimpse into brainstem functional oscillations across individual migraine cycles

Recently published in NeuroImage: Clinical is a paper from the PhD thesis of Noemi Meylakh, using the Philips 3T TX MRI scanner, to measure resting functional oscillations in controls and episodic migraineurs across the span of 30 days (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102630). Since the 17th Century, philosophers have struggled with understanding the pathophysiology of the ever-elusive migraine …

Neuroimaging to examine high rates of dementia in older Aboriginal Australians

A study at NeuRA Imaging is engaging the Australian Aboriginal community to investigate structural and pathological brain changes that underlie high rates of dementia and cognitive decline in older Aboriginal Australians. Dementia rates in Aboriginal Australians are 3-5 times higher than in the broader Australian population and are among the highest rates reported globally. Existing …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT Muscle Growth in the Lower Extremity

NeuRA Imaging is providing high-quality data for a comprehensive study investigating muscle growth in children. A collaboration between the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is the first longitudinal study looking at muscle growth in children using magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging methods. The MUGgLE …

BIDS: From DICOM via NIfTI

Standards Standards are good. Open standards are even better as they give everyone access to the information required to build solutions without barriers. Open standards also help prevent single entities from controlling access or dominating the landscape due to proprietary knowledge or similar. Formats DICOM is a standard that has been around since the mid-80s. …

Accelerated imaging using Compressed SENSE

The Philips 3T Ingenia MRI scanner at NeuRA Imaging has a number of unique features that researchers can take advantage of for faster image acquisition. One of these featured is Compressed SENSE which can an acceleration technique that can speed up scan times by up to 50% via incomplete sampling of k-space It works by …

NeuRA Imaging Facility closed during COVID-19 pandemic

The NeuRA Imaging Facility is currently closed to all researchers and staff during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  UPDATE (July 1, 2020): NeuRA Imaging is open for limited scanning for pre-approved research studies. During this time, MRI scans acquired will still be available for researchers to access remotely for further analysis. Please email Dr Michael Green …