Project: European Ultrahigh-Field Imaging Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Acronym EUFIND (Reference Number: JPCOFUND_FP-940-009)
Duration 01/10/2016 - 31/03/2017
Project Topic In this working group, the European Ultrahigh-Field Imaging Network in Neurodegenerative Diseases (EUFIND), representatives of twenty 7Tesla sites (all vendors) across Europe, comprising leading MRI and dementia experts, have agreed to join forces to identify opportunities and challenges of 7T MRI and to draw a roadmap for implementing and reporting harmonised ultrahigh-field MRI in dementia. The major focus of EUFIND is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) but with experts in Parkinson's Disease (PD) in the working group we will have the opportunity to optimise and harmonise across these two most common neurodegenerative disorders (as well as discussing extensions to other neurodegenerative diseases). EUFIND will focus on very high structural resolution, quantitative anatomy, submillimetre resolution in functional imaging, imaging macromolecular phenomena such as iron deposition, fine-grained diffusion imaging tractography, spectroscopy and multinuclear spectroscopy, vascular pathology and vessel imaging, and delineation of subcortical and brain stem structures. In the first working group meeting, subgroup leaders for these topics will be appointed. Each subgroup will prepare a draft document including recommendations for harmonization and innovation. Two telephone conferences will monitor and facilitate this process. In the final workshop, we will strive for a consensus on harmonization and innovation on all subtopics and will then prepare a roadmap report for the JPND.
Network JPco-fuND
Call Working Groups for Harmonisation and Alignment in Brain Imaging Methods for Neurodegeneration

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Coordinator Germany
2 Lund Universität Partner Sweden
3 Universität Magdeburg Partner Germany
4 University of Cambridge Partner United Kingdom
5 Neurospin Partner Austria
6 University of Cambridge Partner United Kingdom
7 Neurospin Partner Austria
8 University of Utrecht Partner Netherlands
9 German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Partner Germany
10 Hvidovre Hospital Partner Denmark
11 University of Pisa Partner Italy