The European Research Council is to fund Freiburg researchers with 2.5 million euros.
In addition to its application in neuroscience studies (brain activity measurements), this new method is also suitable for a broad range of applications used in fast physiological monitoring. Another aspect of the project is looking into the rapid, volumetric acquisition of arterial pulsatility in the brain. The goal of this investigation is to develop a non-invasive, fast and reliable method for the investigation of defective cerebral perfusion, for example in patients with vascular stenosis or infarction. The researchers also hope to use the method in the field of oncology for the physiological characterisation of tumours and metastases needed for therapy planning.