During the last two decades, new developments in functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) have made it possible to detect changes in the brain over time, as opposed to the "snapshot" produced by conventional MRI. Essentials of Functional MRI breaks down the technical challenges for physicians, researchers, and technologists who use functional MR
Introduction. Basic Concepts. Source of the MR Signal and Its Properties. The Fundamental Building Blocks of MR Imaging Methods: Spin-Echoes and Gradient-Echoes. Creating an Image from the MR Signal. Principles and Practice of fMRI. fMRI Study Design. fMRI Data Analysis. Clinical Applications of fMRI. Supplementary MRI Methods. Glossary. Appendices.