Application of Brain 23Na Big Data for Future Disease Classification
Sodium is a chemical ion which is essential for a healthy brain. The body naturally regulates its concentration inside and outside of cells through normal metabolism. Disruptions in this intricate balance can be caused by various neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, concussion, or Alzheimers disease. In order to provide personalized medical care, a big-data approach is required whereby an individuals brain can be compared to a standardized template or atlas unfortunately, a sodium atlas, representing normal sodium concentrations, is not currently available. This projects goal is to use Ceresensas expertise in coil design and manufacturing to create an atlas which can be used to further research into sodiums role into brain illnesses.