Epilepsy; Fetal Research; Functional Neuroimaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neuroimaging; Pediatrics
My main research focus is on quantitative magnetic resonance-based neuroimaging applied at early stages of cerebral development (i.e., fetal and neonatal imaging). The research is designed to elucidate the benefit of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for the reliable radiological assessment of brain maturation processes in vivo – in particular, the evaluation of myelin development in neonates with a history of preterm birth. Furthermore, I am interested in functional (MR-based) neuroimaging modalities for the pre-neurosurgical assessment of the human brain in epilepsy patients (i.e., functional MRI).
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- Quantitative MRI (e.g., Synthetic MRI)
- Functional MRI
- Schmidbauer, V. et al. (2019) ‘SyMRI detects delayed myelination in preterm neonates’, European Radiology, 29(12), pp. 7063–7072. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06325-2.
- Schmidbauer, V. et al. (2021) ‘Impact of Prematurity on the Tissue Properties of the Neonatal Brain Stem: A Quantitative MR Approach’, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 42(3), pp. 581–589. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.a6945.
- Schmidbauer, V.U. et al. (2021) ‘Mapping Human Fetal Brain Maturation In Vivo Using Quantitative MRI’, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 42(11), pp. 2086–2093. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.a7286.
- Schmidbauer, V. et al. (2022) ‘Imaging visuospatial memory in temporal lobe epilepsy—Results of an fMRI study’, PLOS ONE. Edited by S. Doering, 17(2), p. e0264349. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264349.
- Schmidbauer, V.U. et al. (2022) ‘Different from the Beginning: WM Maturity of Female and Male Extremely Preterm Neonates—A Quantitative MRI Study’, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 43(4), pp. 611–619. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.a7472.