Corey Baron

Canada Research Chair in Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Tier 2 - 2018-10-01
Western University
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research summary

Dr. Corey Baron’s  overarching research objective is to develop innovative methods of measuring tissue properties to learn more about the brain. This will significantly improve our understanding of how the brain works and improve diagnosis and treatment of disease. To reach this objective, research will focus on developing rapid, artefact-free diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at ultra-high field. Artifacts, which can occur during MRI, can affect the diagnostic quality or be confused with pathology. The research also aims to develop advanced diffusion MRI methods and efficient methods for acquiring multiple advanced diffusion parameters, as well as investigate neurodegenerative disorders using advanced diffusion MRI at ultra-high field. Reducing scan times and improving image quality could lead to better diagnoses and understanding of brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.