Morphology and imaging sciences

Imaging techniques such as MRI, spectometry, elastography are used to visualize the anatomy, physiology or metabolism of the human body, including the head and the neck.

Those techniques allow scientists to see more clearly, to better understand pathological processes, to predict survival, to develop and evaluate various therapies thanks to predictive spectroscopic biomarkers, including as it relates to brain or upper aero-digestive tract cancers (ranking #4 in France by incidence rate).

Physiology and physiopathology of blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid.

The objective is to understand, quantify, analyze, image and model blood and cerebrospinal fluid flows in the intra- and extra-cranial compartments of the head and neck, using medical imaging to provide new insights into the physiology of flows and thus better diagnose, understand, manage, prepare, orient and follow up surgical interventions.

Metabolic and morphological tumoral imaging

The objective is to understand, detect, study, quantify, analyze, and model normal brain metabolism and spectral resonances in the intracranial (brain and muscle) compartments of the head and neck.

The research relies on the functional possibilities of medical imaging (CT and especially MRI), advanced MRI techniques and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to provide new insights into normal physiology and metabolism and to better diagnose, understand, predict and manage associated pathologies and especially brain and head & neck tumors.

Research Team Leads

Olivier Balédent, Jean-Marc Constans


functional MRI
flow MRI
Face modeling