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.- fMRI Clinical Applications.- Brain Mapping for Neurosurgery and Cognitive Neuroscience.- Application 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 Pain.- Pharmacological Applications of fMRI.- Cognitive Neuroscience Applications.- Clinical Overview and Future fMRI Applications.- Independent Component Analysis and fMRI Imaging.
PFunctional 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./P
This cutting-edge text translates benchmark research on functional MRI into clinical applications for the non-scientist physician, providing those unfamiliar with fMRI physics with much needed background. The book also presents a detailed neuroanatomical atlas and describes the current and future clinical applications of fMRI in cognitive, sensory, motor, and pharmacological cases. Contributors include internationally recognized neurologists, radiologists, and psychologists. Abundant illustrations, most in color, complete the book.