Essentials of Functional MRI

Patrick W. Stroman

June 7, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 311 Pages - 130 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439818787 - CAT# K10992


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  • Full-color interior with more than 130 figures
  • Comprehensive glossary reviews the extensive jargon used in the field
  • Detailed examples
  • Explains how to design and analyze an fMRI study
  • Provides an overview alternative fMRI methods
  • Discusses fMRI of the cortex as well as the brainstem and spinal cord


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 MRI but may not be experts in the necessary math and physics. The author describes the theory and practical details of functional MRI (fMRI) methodology, including how to acquire and analyze images, and a wide range of examples demonstrate how fMRI has been used thus far. The author provides the essential information to study, understand, use, and teach the practical aspects of fMRI for those people who are most likely to extend its use into clinical practice.