University of Edinburgh
Scientific title
Beyond “excludograms”: Increasing the utility of routinely collected brain MRI data for patients with stroke
Principal Investigator
Dr David Alexander Dickie (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Year awarded
Grant value
Research ID
TSA PDF 2017/01
Research area
Start date
Tuesday 1 August 2017
End date
Sunday 5 January 2020
36 months

Description of research

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans provide lots of data on the health of a person’s brain, not all of which is routinely used in clinical practice.

This project will continue the development of tools to assess the brain scans of people with stroke. Dr Dickie has been working for several years on the measurement and better understanding of changes in the brain at the Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) in Edinburgh.

This project will use previously collected MRI brain scans to maximise the efficiency of the work and will involve the latest developments in scanning technology.

The outcome of this research should produce methods that can predict how patients will fare after a stroke, helping doctors to decide the best treatments and improve outcomes.