Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Gareth Barker


Dr Barker's research focuses on the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to neurological and psychological disorders. It involves the development and testing of new image acquisition techniques, along with the processing and analysis approaches necessary to handle the data these create. He also work on optimisation of protocols to make these techniques applicable to patient populations. He has a particular interest in quantitative MRI techniques such as relaxation time measurement (which can be extended to allow assessment of brain myelin water fraction), magnetization transfer (again to probe white matter components such as myelin) and diffusion imaging (to investigate tissue microstructure).