fMRI of the Brain with Medium Field Strength Units
In the last decade, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has played the main role in the study of diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS). The main limitations of the first commercial units were predominantly represented by long acquisition times and low spatial resolution. The dramatic technological developments of the 1990’s have made it possible to overcome these limitations by selectively enhancing each parameter influencing the magnetic resonance (MR) signal, and have paved the way to functional studies with medium field units.
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