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Decoding Neuroimaging: A practical look at how MRI scanning can enhance your research activities



Brain and Mind Centre Building F, Level 5 Lecture Theatre 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown

Ever wondered what neuroimaging could add to your research program? There are many different types of scanning that can complement and inform the neurobiology underpinning cognitive and psychological measures, however many researchers are unsure how scanning might fit within their study and the practicalities around organising a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and analysing MRI data.

Join us at the Brain and Mind Centre for an interactive workshop that will aim to address questions such as:

· What are the types of scans currently available and how are they analysed?

· What technical support is available through the Brain and Mind Centre?

· How do I budget for MRI scanning in grant applications?

· What are the practicalities associated with scanning e.g. screening, booking etc?

· How is MRI data currently being used and what collaborative opportunities are available?

Speakers will include:

· Prof Sharon Naismith, Head of the Healthy Brain Ageing Program, Leonard P Ullman Chair in


· Dr Sean Hatton, Senior Technical Officer (Imaging);

· Dr Daniel Hermens, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Neurophysiology Laboratory, Youth

Mental Health Program;

· Dr Shantel Duffy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Healthy Brain Ageing Program;

· Dr Lynette Masters, Neuroradiologist and MRI Clinical Director at the Brain and Mind Centre.

This workshop will showcase the capabilities of the Brain and Mind Centre’s MRI scanner and describe the analysis pipeline, uses, limitations and considerations for the various sequences. We will also describe the current work being conducted across the Youth and Ageing Research Programs to demonstrate the way MRI scan data can be integrated with medical, cognitive and psychological data to improve our understanding of the structural and functional brain changes underpinning disease processes and how they relate longitudinally to individual outcomes.

Finally, we will discuss the practicalities associated with MRI scanning including participant screening, cost and duty of care (particularly in regard to incidental MRI findings) as well as booking, cancellation and payment procedures. This workshop offers a unique platform to ask Brain and Mind Centre Researchers and Clinicians directly about the technical, research and medical considerations of MRI scanning and is not to be missed!

Places are limited so register quickly to ensure you don’t miss out. See you there!


RSVP by Monday 2nd November
Contact:Dr Shantel Duffy
Ph: 8627 1807
Email: [email protected]