Diagnostic Neuroimaging

The Diagnostic Neuroimaging group, co-directed by Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, and Perry Renshaw, MD, PhD, was founded in 2008 as a Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative at the University of Utah.  The Diagnostic Neuroimaging group is part of the Department of Psychiatry and has strong affiliations with the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System.  The focus of this group is to apply magnetic resonance (MR) methods to develop improved diagnostic paradigms and to guide the development of treatment strategies.  Studies within this group apply MR techniques to clarify animal and human clinical models of psychiatric disorders.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), and functional MRI (fMRI) are used to understand changes in brain chemistry, function, and connectivity as they relate to pathophysiology and treatment.    

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Under new Pac-12 initiative and funding, University of Utah researcher studies head trauma in athletes
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Jul 31, 2017

Under new Pac-12 initiative and funding, University of Utah researcher studies head trauma in athletes

It was her work with the Department of Veterans Affairs that first got University of Utah researcher Deborah Yurgelun-Todd interested in studying athletes. The director of the U.'s Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory wondered what similarities existed between the wartime traumas suffered by veterans and the head injuries suffered in sports. Finding athletes willing to participate in her research, however, wasn't always easy.... Read More

Psychiatry
Under new Pac-12 initiative and funding, University of Utah researcher studies head trauma in athletes
research
Jul 31, 2017

Under new Pac-12 initiative and funding, University of Utah researcher studies head trauma in athletes

It was her work with the Department of Veterans Affairs that first got University of Utah researcher Deborah Yurgelun-Todd interested in studying athletes. The director of the U.'s Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory wondered what similarities existed between the wartime traumas suffered by veterans and the head injuries suffered in sports. Finding athletes willing to participate in her research, however, wasn't always easy.... Read More

Psychiatry

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