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UWinnipeg researcher working to improve brain imaging

Tue. Nov. 5, 2019

Dr. Melanie Martin BrainPET

Dr. Melanie Martin (right) and Melissa Anderson (left) ©UWinnipeg

Dr. Melanie Martin is working with Cubresa Inc. to improve brain imaging by combining position emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This research has the potential to change the way neurodegenerative diseases are diagnosed.

Martin, a physics professor at The University of Winnipeg and director of the Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Centre, said by simultaneously combining the two, it creates a unique and highly accurate image showing both function (PET) and structure (MRI).

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