Ravi Menon, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Functional and Molecular Imagingo. RRI 1250H
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Biography: My research centres around the application of ultra-high field MRI to problems in neuroscience. Towards this end, we are developing new radio frequency coil hardware to improve the homogeneity of the images in conjunction with software techniques to speed up the image acquisition. Utilizing these advancements, we are studying the biophysical basis of the functional MRI signal which is used in all modern day cognitive and clinical neuroscience as well as developing MRI methods such as quantitative susceptibility mapping for use in the early diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis.
Research Areas: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), design of sophisticated Radio Frequency hardware to better utilize these ultra-high field magnets