352 pages | 170 Color Illus. | 190 B/W Illus.
The first text designed specifically with clinical practitioners in mind, Functional Neuroimaging demonstrates the clinical application and utilization of functional neuroradiology for early diagnosis, neurological decision-making, and assessing response to cancer therapy. Edited by the Founding President of American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, this guide expertly describes the incorporation of this technology into clinical practice and showcases high-quality color images depicting the function and mechanisms of the brain.
Neuroradiologists, radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and clinical psychologists will find this an essential guide to enhance the quality of their practice.
BLOOD OXYGEN LEVEL DEPENDANT FUNCTIONAL MRI (BOLD FMRI). A Historical Perspective on Functional Neuroimaging. Physical Principles of Bold fMRI – What Is Important for the Clinician. Preparing the Patient for the fMRI Study. Optimization of Paradigm Selection and Delivery. Methods of Analysis. Fact or Artifact? Language. Vision, Memory and Higher Cortical Function. Cortical Plasticity. Functional Image Guided Neurosurgery. Developmental Disorders. Neurodegenerative Disorders. DIFFUSION IMAGING. Diffusion Imaging and Tensor Physics for the Clinician. Diffusion Weighted Imaging in Stroke. Diffusion Imaging in Brain Tumors and Treatment Response. DTI of Developmental and Pediatric Disorders. DTI of Neurodegenerative Disorders. DTI and Diffusion Tractography in Brain Tumor Patients. PERFUSION IMAGING. Physical Principles. MR Perfusion Imaging of Tumors and Related Conditions. MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY (MEG). Principles. Brain Tumors. Seizure Disorders. CLINICAL MOLECULAR IMAGING AND EMERGING NEUROIMAGING APPLICATIONS. Pharmaceutical Agents for Molecular Imaging. In Vivo Tracking of Stem Cells in the CNS (MR, Optical). Monitoring Neuroregeneration and Cell Repair (PET, MR, Optical). Other Experimental Therapeutics. Immunoimaging in the Brain (PET Reporter Technology)