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Reduced Myelin Signal in Normal-appearing White Matter in Neuromyelitis Optica Measured by 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2019)
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Chou, I., Tanasescu, R., Mougin, O. E., Gowland, P. A., Tench, C. R., Whitehouse, W. P., …Constantinescu, C. S. (2019). Reduced Myelin Signal in Normal-appearing White Matter in Neuromyelitis Optica Measured by 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Scientific Reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50928-0

Whether the integrity of normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) is preserved in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) is open to debate. To examine whether the tissue integrity of NAWM in NMOSD is compromised compared to that in healthy contr... Read More about Reduced Myelin Signal in Normal-appearing White Matter in Neuromyelitis Optica Measured by 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Is human auditory cortex organization compatible with the monkey model? Contrary evidence from ultra-high-field functional and structural MRI (2018)
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Besle, J., Mougin, O., Sánchez-Panchuelo, R., Lanting, C., Gowland, P., Bowtell, R., …Krumbholz, K. (2018). Is human auditory cortex organization compatible with the monkey model? Contrary evidence from ultra-high-field functional and structural MRI. Cerebral Cortex, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhy267

It is commonly assumed that the human auditory cortex is organized similarly to that of macaque monkeys, where the primary region, or “core,” is elongated parallel to the tonotopic axis (main direction of tonotopic gradients), and subdivided across t... Read More about Is human auditory cortex organization compatible with the monkey model? Contrary evidence from ultra-high-field functional and structural MRI.

Parkinson's disease related signal change in the nigrosomes 1–5 and the substantia nigra using T2* weighted 7T MRI (2018)
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Schwarz, S. T., Mougin, O., Xing, Y., Blazejewska, A., Bajaj, N., Auer, D. P., & Gowland, P. (in press). Parkinson's disease related signal change in the nigrosomes 1–5 and the substantia nigra using T2* weighted 7T MRI. NeuroImage: Clinical, 19, doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2018.05.027

Improved markers for the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD) are required. Previous work has proven that iron dependent MRI scans can detect the largest Nigrosome (N1) within the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta and changes in PD. Histopatholo... Read More about Parkinson's disease related signal change in the nigrosomes 1–5 and the substantia nigra using T2* weighted 7T MRI.

The z-spectrum from human blood at 7T (2017)
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Shah, S. M., Mougin, O. E., Carradus, A. J., Geades, N., Dury, R., Morley, W., & Gowland, P. A. (2018). The z-spectrum from human blood at 7T. NeuroImage, 167, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.053

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) has been used to assess healthy and pathological tissue in both animals and humans. However, the CEST signal from blood has not been fully assessed. This paper presents the CEST and nuclear Overhauser enha... Read More about The z-spectrum from human blood at 7T.

Seven-Tesla magnetization transfer imaging to detect multiple sclerosis white matter lesions (2017)
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Chou, I., Lim, S., Tanasescu, R., Al-Radaideh, A., Mougin, O. E., Tench, C. R., …Constantinescu, C. S. (in press). Seven-Tesla magnetization transfer imaging to detect multiple sclerosis white matter lesions. Journal of Neuroimaging, doi:10.1111/jon.12474

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging at 3 Tesla (T) field strength is the most sensitive modality for detecting white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis. While 7T FLAIR is effective in detecting cortical lesio... Read More about Seven-Tesla magnetization transfer imaging to detect multiple sclerosis white matter lesions.

Relationships between cortical myeloarchitecture and electrophysiological networks (2016)
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Hunt, B. A. E., Tewarie, P. K., Mougin, O. E., Geades, N., Jones, D. K., Singh, K. D., …Brookes, M. J. (2016). Relationships between cortical myeloarchitecture and electrophysiological networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(47), 13510-13515. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1608587113

The human brain relies upon the dynamic formation and dissolution of a hierarchy of functional networks to support ongoing cognition. However, how functional connectivities underlying such networks are supported by cortical microstructure remains poo... Read More about Relationships between cortical myeloarchitecture and electrophysiological networks.

Quantitative analysis of the z-spectrum using a numerically simulated look-up table: application to the healthy human brain at 7T (2016)
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Geades, N., Hunt, B. A. E., Shah, S. M., Peters, A., Mougin, O. E., & Gowland, P. A. (2017). Quantitative analysis of the z-spectrum using a numerically simulated look-up table: application to the healthy human brain at 7T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 78(2), 645-655. doi:10.1002/mrm.26459

Purpose: To develop a method that fits a multipool model to z-spectra acquired from non–steady state sequences, taking into account the effects of variations in T1 or B1 amplitude and the results estimating the parameters for a four-pool model to des... Read More about Quantitative analysis of the z-spectrum using a numerically simulated look-up table: application to the healthy human brain at 7T.

Imaging central veins in brain lesions with 3-T T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging differentiates multiple sclerosis from microangiopathic brain lesions (2016)
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Mistry, N., Abdel-Fahim, R., Samaraweera, A., Mougin, O., Tallantyre, E., Tench, C., …Evangelou, N. (2016). Imaging central veins in brain lesions with 3-T T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging differentiates multiple sclerosis from microangiopathic brain lesions. Multiple Sclerosis, 22(10), 1289-1296. doi:10.1177/1352458515616700

Comparison of pulsed three-dimensional CEST acquisition schemes at 7 tesla: steady state versus pseudosteady state (2016)
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Khlebnikov, V., Geades, N., Klomp, D. W., Hoogduin, H., Gowland, P. A., & Mougin, O. (2017). Comparison of pulsed three-dimensional CEST acquisition schemes at 7 tesla: steady state versus pseudosteady state. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 77(6), doi:10.1002/mrm.26323

Purpose: To compare two pulsed, volumetric chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) acquisition schemes: steady state (SS) and pseudosteady state (PS) for the same brain coverage, spatial/spectral resolution and scan time. Methods: Both schemes... Read More about Comparison of pulsed three-dimensional CEST acquisition schemes at 7 tesla: steady state versus pseudosteady state.

Imaging gray matter with concomitant null point imaging from the phase sensitive inversion recovery sequence (2015)
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Mougin, O., Abdel-Fahim, R., Dineen, R., Pitiot, A., Evangelou, N., & Gowland, P. (2016). Imaging gray matter with concomitant null point imaging from the phase sensitive inversion recovery sequence. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 76(5), 1512-1516. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.26061

Purpose To present an improved three-dimensional (3D) interleaved phase sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) sequence including a concomitantly acquired new contrast, null point imaging (NPI), to help detect and classify abnormalities in cortical g... Read More about Imaging gray matter with concomitant null point imaging from the phase sensitive inversion recovery sequence.

Regional structural differences across functionally parcellated Brodmann areas of human primary somatosensory cortex (2013)
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Sánchez-Panchuelo, R., Besle, J., Mougin, O., Gowland, P., Bowtell, R., Schluppeck, D., & Francis, S. (2014). Regional structural differences across functionally parcellated Brodmann areas of human primary somatosensory cortex. NeuroImage, 93 Pt 2, 221-230. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.03.044

Ultra-high-field (UHF) MRI is ideally suited for structural and functional imaging of the brain. High-resolution structural MRI can be used to map the anatomical boundaries between functional domains of the brain by identifying changes related to the... Read More about Regional structural differences across functionally parcellated Brodmann areas of human primary somatosensory cortex.