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AAIC 2023 | Using 7-Tesla MRI to study cerebral impacts of COVID-19 infection

Tamer Ibrahim, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, discusses how ultra-high field 7-Tesla MRI-based neuroimaging (7T-MRI) can be used to determine the long-term neurological effects of COVID-19 infection. This multi-national project uses 7T-MRI to examine a cohort of patients with varying degrees of SARS-CoV-2 severity, from causing hospitalization to minimal side-effects. By observing neuronal changes caused by COVID-19 infection and comparing them to those seen in aging or dementia, scientists can gain new insights on COVID-19 pathogenesis and progression. Preliminary project data assessing hippocampal volumes and white matter hyperintensities has been recently presented at AAIC 2023. In the future, the project is aiming to expand to a greater number of subjects over a longer period of time, to better understand the effects of long-COVID infections. Recorded at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2023 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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