Matilde Inglese, MD, PhD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Radiology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Research Topic:Brain Imaging
Dr. Matilde Inglese is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She received her medical degree magna cum laude from the University of Genoa, Italy and earned a PhD degree from the same university after her formal training in neurology. Dr. Inglese completed her post-doctoral training in Neuroimaging at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. Then, supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dr. Inglese completed a fellowship in neuroimaging at New York University.
Her current research, supported by the National Institute of Health, focuses on the development and application of new structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques at high and ultra-high field strength, to study multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. This work aims to identify the mechanisms of degeneration which lead to the accumulation of irreversible clinical disability, and to provide surrogate markers to monitor the efficacy of neuroprotective treatments in vivo.
Dr. Inglese serves as a member of the National Institute of Health study sections, and she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Inglese is author and co-author of several original contributions published in the neurological and radiological scientific literature and several book chapters on clinical and basic research aspects of multiple sclerosis.
Visit Dr. Inglese's laboratory website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/labs/inglese-laboratory
MD, University of Genoa
Residency, University of Genoa
Neuroimaging Research Unit, San Raffaele Hospital
New York University, Radiology Department
PhD, University of Genoa
Novel MRI Markers of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Recent brain pathology studies have shown that patients with progressive MS present a pattern of extensive cortical demyelination and more diffuse injury of normal-appearing white matter. Using novel MRI techniques such as double inversion recovery, diffusional kurtosis and perfusion imaging, we are measuring cortical lesions and microstructural and metabolic gray matter injury in patients with primary progressive MS. Also, we are investigating the role of gray matter injury in development of brain atrophy and cognitive deficits.
Non-invasive Brain Sodium Quantification in Multiple Sclerosis
It has been suggested that the accumulation of intra-axonal sodium represents a key factor in the degenerative process of MS. Changes in tissue sodium concentration can be measured in vivo by single quantum Sodium MR Imaging. The application of triple quantum sodium filtration, allows the measurement of intracellular sodium concentration. Using ultra-high field MRI (7T) in collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Imaging at NYU we are investigating whether sodium-related brain tissue damage is critical for the accumulation of clinical disability in MS
Inglese M, Ge Y, Filippi M, Falini A, Grossman RI, Gonen O. Indirect evidence for early widespread gray matter involvement in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. NeuroImage 2004 Apr; 21(4).