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Clinical Applications of Functional MRI

  • D. G. Gadian
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

There are several ways in which magnetic resonance (MR) can contribute to the investigation of brain function. Perhaps the most direct (and remarkable) way takes advantage of the fact that magnetic resonance can now be used to map activated regions of the brain. This type of magnetic resonance study, commonly referred to as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), provides the opportunity for learning a great deal about the functional anatomy of the normal brain. There are also a number of potential clinical applications of the technique.

Keywords

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Intractable Epilepsy Focal Pathology Hexamethyl Propylene Amine Single Photon Emission Compute Tomog 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Gadian
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology and Physics UnitInstitute of Child HealthLondonUK

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