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          Cohen-Adad

Julien Cohen-Adad

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

Research

Research interests

My lab is developing advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques for quantitative assessment of the brain and spinal cord structure. These developments include hardware (coils), MRI sequences (relaxometry, diffusion tensor imaging, magnetization transfer, functional MRI) and software (multimodal registration, segmentation, motion correction, distortion correction). There is a strong focus on translating research developments into clinics, aiming to improve the diagnosis and prognosis in patients suffering from neurological diseases and traumas. 

The environment is highly multi-disciplinary. We interact with biomedical engineers, physicists, radiologists, neurologists and neurophysiologists. Plus, our lab collaborates with the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Harvard, therefore some projects will involve travelling to Boston. Projects include:

  • Developing methods for spinal cord MRI in multiple sclerosis (collaboration with Harvard),
  • Studying features of the brain using ultra-high field MRI (collaboration with Harvard),
  • Optimizing MRI acquisition and image processing in patients with spinal cord injury,
  • Programming a pipeline for processing images, with various clinical applications,
  • Building MRI antenna for imaging small animals,

 

Research unit(s)

NSERC subjects

  • 1900 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
  • 1901 Biomedical technology
  • 3102 Nuclear physics
  • 6400 LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH RELATED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE
  • 9000 MEDICAL SCIENCES

 

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