ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 07-13 May 2016 Singapore

Sunrise Educational Session: White Matter Changes Across the Lifespan

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Organizers: Andrew Alexander, Ph.D. & Jennifer A McNab, Ph.D.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

This session will provide an overview of white matter changes with brain development, maturation and aging.

Target Audience
Scientists and clinicians seeking to understand how white matter changes across the lifespan.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe neuroimaging results that show changes in white matter across the lifespan; and
  • Recognize neuroimaging biomarkers of age.

Moderators: Andrew Alexander, Shannon Kolind
White Matter Changes Across the Lifespan: Development & Maturation
Anqi Qiu
White Matter Changes Across the Lifespan: Aging
Hernan Jara1
1Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Published MRI aging patterns of healthy white matter from young adulthood to end of life have been reviewed using MRI volumetry and qMRI. At the confluence of these WM studies, four distinct periods of life become clearly demarcated: 1) maturation from birth to two years, 2) development from two to twenty years of age, 3) adulthood from twenty to fifty-five years, and 4) a very long senescence period from fifty-five to end of life, which as documented, can extend up to 122 years.

Adjournment & Meet the Speakers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.