EDUCATION

 
Central to the mission of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) is this principal goal: to spread the word about advanced imaging techniques and extend the boundaries of current knowledge about neurological diseases and disorders through innovative research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources. For this reason, BNAC is involved in many different educational activities. BNAC conducts MRI seminars in Buffalo throughout the year and is also very active in promoting CME-accredited educational MRI programs on national and international levels. In addition, BNAC produces web-based online MRI programs. BNAC also offers a new educational course Cerebral Venous Function and Anomaly CME Program concentrating on Multiple Sclerosis pathology and progression with a comprehensive review of cerebral venous drainage patterns, venous function anomalies, MRI in relation to MS, MRV in relation to venous function, extracranial venous abnormalties criteria interpretation and Hands-On Doppler Training. Finally, BNAC has, on a regular basis, invited scholars and fellows to participate in one or more of its research projects for periods of 6-12 months. Through these programs, the BNAC has gained access to visiting scholars’ talents in the fields of computer science and medicine.