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Abstract #1737

NEUROCOVID19: Impact of the Virus on the Brain

Simon J Graham1, J Jean Chen2, Asaf Gilboa2, Brad J Macintosh3, Allison B Sekuler2, Sandra E Black3, Jordan A Chad2, Ivy Cheng4, Rob Fowler4, Fuqiang Gao3, Maged Goubran3, Chinthaka (Chris) Heyn1, Aravinthan (Arv) Jegatheesan1, Xiang (Patrick) Ji3, Ben Lam3, Mario Masellis3, Jennifer S Rabin3, and Eugenie Roudaia2
1Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4Evaluative Clinical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

NEUROCOVID19 is a longitudinal observational study to characterize the impact of the SARS-COV-2 virus on brain anatomy and function in individuals who are no longer infectious, using an extensive MRI protocol. Novel aspects include imaging of COVID-19 survivors who either self-isolated or were hospitalized, and control individuals who had cold or flu-like symptoms but tested negative for the virus. Breath-hold ultra-short TE imaging of the lung is also included to study brain-lung relationships. This report describes the study design and initial anatomical findings of the recruited participants (3 hospitalized and 23 self-isolated COVID-19 participants, 11 controls at abstract submission).

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