New Tech for Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment
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Bart Rypma, PhD
Principal Investigator Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Director, Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center
MRI technology permits non-invasive monitoring of brain oxygen metabolism, a measurement shown to be predictive of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction, common effects of multiple sclerosis.
This is the first study to clearly distinguish different energy molecules in the brain using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The findings from this study could help to develop tests for earlier detection and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease.