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Alzheimer's Disease

June 2007August 2007 (3 months) Morgantown, WV

WVU Center for Neuroscience, operated GE Signa Excite 3T MRI, studied ventricular volume changes in the rabbit model of human Alzheimer's disease, directed by Dr. Bernard Schreurs, supervised by Dr. Susan Lemiux, MATLAB programming, used neuroscience software for data analysis, developed techniques for automated image segmentation and ventricular volume measurement, final report published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PMID: 20677255).

Associated publications:

Lemieux, S. K., Smith-Bell, C. A., Wells, J. R., Ezerioha, N. M., Carpenter, J. S., Sparks, D. L. and Schreurs, B. G. (2010), Neurovascular changes measured by time-of-flight MR angiography in cholesterol-fed rabbits with cortical amyloid ß-peptide accumulation. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 32: 306–314. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22244