Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Arterial Spin Labeling in Neurovascular Imaging: Beyond CBF

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

4464 East Hall
*Please take the Church St. elevator to the 4th floor.

Held as part of the fMRI Lab Speaker Series. Light refreshments will be served.

Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is a non-invasive MRI technique for measuring cerebral blood flow. Over the past three decades, ASL has undergone rapid technical development, which promotes ASL to become a useful imaging tool for brain perfusion measurement. Except for ASL perfusion imaging, additional physiological information can be derived using ASL during the passage of labeled blood through the cerebral arterial trees into capillaries and tissue, such as dynamic MR angiography, vascular territorial mapping, and other hemodynamic parameter quantification, all of which could also provide useful information in neurovascular applications. In this talk, I will start with a brief overview of ASL technical development, then move on to introduce our recent research in advanced ASL development.

Dr. Lirong Yan

Associate Professor, Radiology (Basic and Translational Radiology Research)
Associate Professor,McCormick School of Engineering