Systems and methods for planning and guidance ofneurosurgical procedures
Synaptive Medical Inc together with researchers at Western University, are developing a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) platform customizersd for clinical neuroimaging. This proposal is to fund a range of student and post-doctoral training activities associated with the development and testing of this new system. The program will also support the development and testing of MRI-compatible devices and technology for use with the new platform. This program presents an opportunity to involve trainees in the creation and development of a new head-only MRI system that is easy to site, lightweight, accessible, uses no liquid cryogens and yet delivers high performance neuroimaging. Overall project objectives include: development of faster and more sensitive diffusion encoding, enhanced methods for the generation of molecularly-specifc contrast, development and evaluation of MR-compatible medical devices and technology. These qualities are essential for bringing the benefits of MRI to healthcare settings where MRI has been unavailable or underutilized to date.