Functional Neuroimaging: A Clinical Approach by Andrei I. Holodny

By Andrei I. Holodny

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Lower signal intensity. 5 T, subsequent to neural activation (19). The problem can be severe in areas lying close to high-contrast boundary in the brain image, where movement-related changes in image intensity can be large. An example illustrates that motion in the axial plane typically has a ring-like spatial appearance at the edges of the brain and high-contrast regions of the brain after statistical analysis (Fig. 5). Motion Correction Head motion is more easily prevented than corrected, which has led to the development of devices for immobilizing Figure 5 False-positive activated pixels due to a motion are presented around the frontal edges.

Right-handed individuals are almost always left language– dominant; however, left-handed or ambidextrous individuals are much more often right language–dominant or of mixed dominance. Therefore, in left-handed individuals, it is often unclear if a lesion involves the dominant Broca’s or Wernicke’s area, which is a clear indication for a language fMRI study. Lesions in the insula have produced speech apraxia and word-finding difficulty and this has suggested an insular role in language in some people (10).

14) investigated the use of picture naming and nonsense objects in the investigation of syntax in sentence completion. They found that activity in Broca’s area was obscured by use of picture naming as compared with nonsense objects that simply extracted primary visual fMRI activity. PREPARING THE PATIENT FOR THE fMRI STUDY The quality of the fMRI result is only as good as the patient’s performance (15). 3d] [13/5/08/17:58:24] [13–22] 20 impairment will affect the fMRI results. Patients need to be familiarized with the task, particularly with the rest/ perform nature of the task.

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