Brain Health and Imaging
December 1, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD
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Dr. Raji discusses the leading edge of quantitative neuroimaging volumetrics - the measurement of brain volumes from magnetic resonance images. Volume is a vital sign for the brain. When volumes are normal, this correlates to normal neuronal function. Reduction of brain volumes is seen with various neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, and traumatic brain injury. What Dr. Raji's research has shown over the past 10 years is that brain volumes can actually change in relation to lifestyle choices from obesity to physical activity to dietary choices. This work has a tremendous impact on prevention of cognitive decline and preservation of brain health. His talk will overview these key points while presenting a framework for future growth of this new perspective in medicine. What Dr. Raji's research has shown over the past 10 years is that brain volumes can actually change in relation to lifestyle choices from obesity to physical activity to dietary choices.
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Susan Downs, MD
Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.
Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.