Dr Alex K Smith

Dr Smith's primary research is in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, specifically in developing new methods to quantify the underlying structural composition and metabolic activity in the nervous system. He is currently investigating a MRI sequence called chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). CEST sequences can image the underlying metabolic activity in a tissue without the need for extraneous contrast. He aims is to develop these techniques at 7T in order to image glutamate in post-stroke patients in vivo to determine how these levels change following a stroke.

Find Dr Smith's publications list here.