Edson Amaro Júnior

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein – São Paulo, Brasil.

IIEPAE · Instituto do Cérebro

LECTURE: Non-invasive Imaging in Epilepsy using Biomarkers.

Several approaches for the use of contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to label cells have been developed for experimental and clinical applications. The development of methods for in vivo cell detection and the differentiation of cells labeled with a contrast agent that is composed of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) that are based on iron oxide have made MRI an essential technique in the monitoring of cells labeled with implanted MNPs.

The MRI technique is advantageous because it is non-invasive and does not cause ionizing radiation damage, making it ideal for studies of cell labeling by analyzing the characteristic relaxation times, i.e., the longitudinal relaxation time (T1) and the transverse relaxation time (T2). Edson Amaro Júnior’s presentation will highlight the use of biomarkers in MRI for epilepsy.