Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures quick, tiny metabolic changes that take place in the brain, providing the most sensitive method currently available for identifying, investigating, and monitoring brain tumors, stroke, and chronic disorders of the nervous system like multiple sclerosis, and brain abnormalities related to dementia or seizures. This overview explores experimental research design, outlines challenges and limitations of fMRI, provides a detailed neuroanatomic atlas, and describes clinical applications of fMRI in cognitive, sensory, motor, and pharmacological cases, translating research into clinical application.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2006|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)|
Table of ContentsBOLD Functional MRI.- Principles of Functional MRI.- fMRI Scanning Methodologies.- Experimental Design and Data Analysis for fMRI.- Challenges in fMRI and Its Limitations.- Clinical Challenges of fMRI.- Neuroanatomical Atlas.- Neuroanatomical Atlas.- fMRI Clinical Applications.- Brain Mapping for Neurosurgery and Cognitive Neuroscience.- Applications of fMRI to Psychiatry.- fMRI of Memory in Aging and Dementia.- fMRI of Language Systems: Methods and Applications.- fMRI Wada Test: Prospects for Presurgical Mapping of Language and Memory.- fMRI of Epilepsy.- fMRI of the Visual Pathways.- fMRI of the Auditory Cortex.- Pediatric Applications of fMRI.- fMRI of Clinical Pain.- Pharmacological Applications of fMRI.- Cognitive Neuroscience Applications.- Clinical Overview and Future fMRI Applications.