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Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by MRI (2019)
Journal Article
Lam, C., Sanders, D., Lanyon, P., Garsed, K., Foley, S., & Pritchard, S. (2019). Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by MRI. United European Gastroenterology Journal, doi:10.1177/2050640619860372

Background and aims: The regular overnight migrating motor complex (MMC) ensures that the normal fasting small bowel water content (SBWC) is minimised. We have applied our recently validated non-invasive magnetic resonance technique to assess SBWC in... Read More

Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (2019)
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Lam, C., Sanders, D., Lanyon, P., Garsed, K., Foley, S., Pritchard, S., …Spiller, R. (2019). Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. United European Gastroenterology Journal, doi:10.1177/2050640619860372

Background and aims: The regular overnight migrating motor complex (MMC) ensures that the normal fasting small bowel water content (SBWC) is minimised. We have applied our recently validated non-invasive magnetic resonance technique to assess SBWC... Read More

Prediction of Stroke Risk by Detection of Hemorrhage in Carotid Plaques: Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data (2019)
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Schindler, A., Schinner, R., Altaf, N., Hosseini, A. A., Simpson, R. J., Esposito-Bauer, L., …Saam, T. (2019). Prediction of Stroke Risk by Detection of Hemorrhage in Carotid Plaques: Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, doi:10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.03.028

Objectives The goal of this study was to compare the risk of stroke between patients with carotid artery disease with and without the presence of intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) on magnetic resonance imaging. Background IPH in carotid stenosis incr... Read More

MRI of the colon in the pharmaceutical field: the future before us (2019)
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Sulaiman, S., & Marciani, L. (2019). MRI of the colon in the pharmaceutical field: the future before us. Pharmaceutics, 11(4), doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics11040146

Oral solid drug formulation is the most common route for administration and it is vital to increase knowledge of the gastrointestinal physiological environment to understand dissolution and absorption processes and to develop reliable biorelevant in... Read More

MRS and DTI evidence of progressive posterior cingulate cortex and corpus callosum injury in the hyper-acute phase after Traumatic Brain Injury (2019)
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Lawrence, T. P., Steel, A., Ezra, M., Speirs, M., Pretorius, P. M., Douaud, G., …Voets, N. L. (2019). MRS and DTI evidence of progressive posterior cingulate cortex and corpus callosum injury in the hyper-acute phase after Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury, doi:10.1080/02699052.2019.1584332

The posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) and corpus callosum (CC) are susceptible to trauma, but injury often evades detection. PCC Metabolic disruption may predict CC white matter tract injury and the secondary cascade responsible for progression. While... Read More

Shot-noise-limited nanomechanical detection and radiation pressure backaction from an electron beam (2019)
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Pairis, S., Donatini, F., Hocevar, M., Tumanov, D., Vaish, N., Claudon, J., …Verlot, P. (2019). Shot-noise-limited nanomechanical detection and radiation pressure backaction from an electron beam. Physical Review Letters, 122(8), doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.083603

Detecting nanomechanical motion has become an important challenge in science and technology. Recently, electromechanical coupling to focused electron beams has emerged as a promising method adapted to ultralow scale systems. However the fundamental m... Read More

Hierarchical heterogeneity across human cortex shapes large-scale neural dynamics (2019)
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Demirtas, M., Burt, J. B., Helmer, M., Ji, J. L., Adkinson, B. D., Glasser, M. F., …Murray, J. D. (2019). Hierarchical heterogeneity across human cortex shapes large-scale neural dynamics. Neuron, 101(6), 1181-1194.e13. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.01.017

The large-scale organization of dynamical neural activity across cortex emerges through long-range interactions among local circuits. We hypothesized that large-scale dynamics are also shaped by heterogeneity of intrinsic local properties across cort... Read More

Using GPUs to accelerate computational diffusion MRI: from microstructure estimation to tractography and connectomes (2018)
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Hernandez-Fernandez, M., Reguly, I., Jbabdi, S., Giles, M., Smith, S., & Sotiropoulos, S. N. (2019). Using GPUs to accelerate computational diffusion MRI: from microstructure estimation to tractography and connectomes. NeuroImage, 188, 598-615. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.12.015

The great potential of computational diffusion MRI (dMRI) relies on indirect inference of tissue microstructure and brain connections, since modelling and tractography frameworks map diffusion measurements to neuroanatomical features. This mapping ho... Read More

Lifespan pigmentation changes of the substantia nigra detected by neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (2018)
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Xing, Y., Sapuan, A., Dineen, R., & Auer, D. P. (2018). Lifespan pigmentation changes of the substantia nigra detected by neuromelanin-sensitive MRI. Movement Disorders, 33(11), 1792-1799. doi:10.1002/mds.27502

Background: Neuromelanin is a pigment with strong iron-chelating properties preferentially found in dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra, pars compacta (SNpc). Parkinson's disease is characterized by pronounced, MRI detectable neuromelanin lo... Read More

How do spatially distinct frequency specific MEG networks emerge from one underlying structural connectome? The role of the structural eigenmodes (2018)
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Tewarie, P., Abeysuriya, R., Byrne, Á., O'Neill, G. C., Sotioropoulos, S. N., Brookes, M. J., & Coombes, S. (2019). How do spatially distinct frequency specific MEG networks emerge from one underlying structural connectome? The role of the structural eigenmodes. NeuroImage, 186, 211-220. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.079

Functional networks obtained from magnetoencephalography (MEG) from different frequency bands show distinct spatial patterns. It remains to be elucidated how distinct spatial patterns in MEG networks emerge given a single underlying structural networ... Read More

Automated quality control for within and between studies diffusion MRI data using a non-parametric framework for movement and distortion correction (2018)
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Bastiani, M., Cottaar, M., Fitzgibbon, S. P., Suri, S., Alfaro-Almagro, F., Sotiropoulos, S. N., …Andersson, J. (2019). Automated quality control for within and between studies diffusion MRI data using a non-parametric framework for movement and distortion correction. NeuroImage, 184, (801-812). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.09.073. ISSN 1053-8119

Diffusion MRI data can be affected by hardware and subject-related artefacts that can adversely affect downstream analyses. Therefore, automated quality control (QC) is of great importance, especially in large population studies where visual QC is no... Read More

Extending the Human Connectome Project across ages: imaging protocols for the Lifespan Development and Aging projects (2018)
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Harms, M. P., Somerville, L. H., Ances, B. M., Andersson, J., Barch, D. M., Bastiani, M., …Yacoub, E. (2018). Extending the Human Connectome Project across ages: imaging protocols for the Lifespan Development and Aging projects. NeuroImage, 183, (972-984). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.09.060. ISSN 1095-9572

The Human Connectome Projects in Development (HCP-D) and Aging (HCP-A) are two large-scale brain imaging studies that will extend the recently completed HCP Young-Adult (HCP-YA) project to nearly the full lifespan, collecting structural, resting-sta... Read More

Cine MRI assessment of motility in the unprepared small bowel in the fasting and fed state: beyond the breath-hold (2018)
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Hoad, C., Marciani, L., Spiller, R., Gowland, P., & Moran, G. (2019). Cine MRI assessment of motility in the unprepared small bowel in the fasting and fed state: beyond the breath-hold. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 31(1), doi:10.1111/nmo.13466

Background The symptoms of functional bowel disorders are common in postprandial but investigations are generally undertaken in the fasted state using invasive procedures. MRI provides a noninvasive tool to study the gastrointestinal tract in an u... Read More

Altered nucleus basalis connectivity predicts treatment response in mild cognitive impairment (2018)
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Meng, D., Li, X., Bauer, M., Taylor, J., Auer, D. P., & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, . (2018). Altered nucleus basalis connectivity predicts treatment response in mild cognitive impairment. Radiology, 2018, doi:10.1148/radiol.2018180092

Purpose: To determine whether functional connectivity (FC) mapping of nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) cholinergic network (hereafter, NBM FC) could provide a biomarker of central cholinergic deficits with predictive potential for response to choline... Read More

Exposing latent fingermarks on problematic metal surfaces using time of flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (2018)
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Thandauthapani, T. D., Reeve, A. J., Long, A. S., Turner, I. J., & Sharp, J. S. (2018). Exposing latent fingermarks on problematic metal surfaces using time of flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy. Science and Justice, 58(6), 405-414. doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2018.08.004

Fingermarks are a key form of physical evidence for identifying persons of interest and linking them to the scene of a crime. Visualising latent (hidden) fingermarks can be difficult and the correct choice of techniques is essential to develop and pr... Read More

Cognitive neuroscience using wearable magnetometer arrays: non-invasive assessment of language function (2018)
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Tierney, T. M., Holmes, N., Meyer, S. S., Boto, E., Roberts, G., Leggett, J., …Barnes, G. R. (2018). Cognitive neuroscience using wearable magnetometer arrays: non-invasive assessment of language function. NeuroImage, 181, (513-520). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.035. ISSN 1053-8119

Recent work has demonstrated that Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs) can be utilised to create a wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG) system that is motion robust. In this study, we use this system to map eloquent cortex using a clinically valida... Read More

A bi-planar coil system for nulling background magnetic fields in scalp mounted magnetoencephalography (2018)
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Holmes, N., Leggett, J., Boto, E., Roberts, G., Hill, R. M., Tierney, T. M., …Bowtell, R. (2018). A bi-planar coil system for nulling background magnetic fields in scalp mounted magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage, 181, (760-774). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.028. ISSN 1053-8119

Small, commercially-available Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs) can be used to construct a wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG) system that allows large head movements to be made during recording. The small dynamic range of these sensors however... Read More

Cognition based bTBI mechanistic criteria; a tool for preventive and therapeutic innovations (2018)
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Garcia-Gonzalez, D., Race, N. S., Voets, N. L., Jenkins, D. R., Sotiropoulos, S. N., Acosta, G., …Jérusalem, A. (in press). Cognition based bTBI mechanistic criteria; a tool for preventive and therapeutic innovations. Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28271-7

Blast-induced traumatic brain injury has been associated with neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. To date, although damage due to oxidative stress appears to be important, the specific mechanistic causes of such disorders remain elusive... Read More

Automated processing pipeline for neonatal diffusion MRI in the developing Human Connectome Project (2018)
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Bastiani, M., Andersson, J. L., Cordero-Grande, L., Murgasova, M., Hutter, J., Price, A. N., …Sotiropoulos, S. N. (2019). Automated processing pipeline for neonatal diffusion MRI in the developing Human Connectome Project. NeuroImage, 185, 750-763. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.05.064

The developing Human Connectome Project is set to create and make available to the scientific community a 4-dimensional map of functional and structural cerebral connectivity from 20 to 44 weeks post-menstrual age, to allow exploration of the genetic... Read More

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