Special Issue "Perfusion and Functional MRI in Basic and Clinical Neuroscience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 March 2024 | Viewed by 991
Interests: neuroimaging; blood flow imaging; functional connectivity; computer vision; pattern recognition; deep learning
Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been established as a superior anatomical imaging method. In addition to regular anatomical MRI (such as T1 and T2 weighted contrast), functional contrast mechanisms such as perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) and blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI) have experienced a technical revolution over the last decade, advanced our understanding to normal brain mapping, and demonstrated their potentials in many clinical conditions, including stroke, presurgical planning, and psychiatric disorders, to name a few. We aim to explore the role of PWI and BOLD fMRI in enhancing our understanding in neuroscience of typical and atypical brains. PWI includes dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI and arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. ASL MRI is not limited to perfusion measurement at rest, but can be extended to other related measurements, including arterial transit time, perfusion in response to task activation and functional connectivity at rest, and task-induced functional connectivity.
This Special Issue will consider review and original research articles focused on the use of perfusion and functional MRI to advance our understanding of imaging techniques, data analysis methods, brain function, organization, brain function–behavior relationship, brain function–other imaging modality (such as EEG and MEG) relationship in health and disease, and intervention (including behavioral and biomedical processes).
Dr. Weiying Dai
Dr. Li Zhao
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- arterial spin labeling
- dynamic susceptibility contrast
- functional connectivity