|Working Group 3|
|WG Name||MR biomarkers|
Gülin Öz (Minnesota, USA)
Sirio Cocozza (Naples, Italy)
Ian Harding (Melbourne, Australia)
Pierre-Gilles Henry (Minnesota, USA)
|Results||The initial activities of the WG focused on global outreach to identify all parties who may be interested in joining the WG and on collecting information on infrastructure at participating MR sites. Next, we worked on devising recommendations for optimum MRI/MRS protocols for SCAs and ARCAs. The Core protocols will include structural scans (T1&T2), while the Advanced protocols will include additional modalities to monitor multiple aspects of progressive pathology, such as diffusion MRI, MRS, quantitative susceptibility mapping and resting state MRI. Finally, we are investigating options to host a global ataxia imaging database.|
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