Feindel Brain and Mind Seminar Series: A Space MRI Prototype

Monday, May 6, 2024 13:00to14:00
Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Feindel Brain and Mind Seminar Series will advance the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.

Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.

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Gordon E. Sarty

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Host: udunna.anazodo [at] mcgill.ca (Udunna Anazodo)

Abstract: Since roughly 2014, we have been working to design and build an MRI suitable for use in space. The design that works for the extreme low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements for such a space MRI is a gradient-free MRI design that uses radio frequency (RF) methods to achieve image encoding. The principles of operation of the RF encoding MRI will be reviewed, and it is planned to show our current prototype at the lecture. In addition, for use in space, we are currently developing the MRI for use in northern Saskatchewan communities through student building projects at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and through consultations in those northern communities. The SIIT work will be described, and its relationship to other MRI building work now being done in Uganda discussed.


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