Basics and Clinical Applications

  • Stephan Ulmer
  • Olav Jansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephan Ulmer
      Pages 1-4
    3. Stephan Ulmer
      Pages 5-13
    4. Seong-Gi Kim, Tao Jin, Mitsuhiro Fukuda
      Pages 15-21
    5. Christoph Kayser, Nikos K. Logothetis
      Pages 23-33
    6. Elke R. Gizewski
      Pages 35-42
    7. Kerstin Schmidt, Stephan Ulmer
      Pages 43-48
  3. Clinical Applications

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-181

About this book


Functional MRI (fMRI) and the basic method of BOLD imaging were introduced in 1993 by Seiji Ogawa. From very basic experiments, fMRI has evolved into a clinical application for daily routine brain imaging. There have been various improvements in both the imaging technique as such as well as in the statistical analysis. In this volume, experts in the field share their knowledge and point out possible technical barriers and problems explaining how to solve them. Starting from the very basics on the origin of the BOLD signal, the book covers technical issues, anatomical landmarks, presurgical applications, and special issues in various clinical fields. Other modalities for brain mapping such as PET, TMS, and MEG are also compared with fMRI. This book is intended to give a state-of-the-art overview and to serve as a reference and guide for clinical applications of fMRI.


BOLD Clinical Applications Functional Brain Areas Mapping Tumor brain imaging clinical application fMRI psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Ulmer
    • 1
  • Olav Jansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Neuroradiology NeurocenterUniversity Hospital of Schleswig-HolsteinKielGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Neuroradiology NeurocenterUniversity Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein24105Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68131-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68132-8
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