fMRI in Neuro-Psychiatric Disease and Treatment:
Special Issues in fMRI of the Diseased Brain

Room A201
07:00 – 08:00

Chairs: John A. Detre and Peter Jezzard

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the special issues facing clinicians and researchers who wish to apply functional MRI to patient populations;
  • Describe fMRI studies that have been successfully accomplished in neurological and psychiatric disorders;
  • List a number of issues that remain to be resolved before widespread use of fMRI in patient populations is feasible;
  • Describe the role and potential of animal models in increasing the understanding of fMRI studies in disease;
  • Explain the principles and theory of pharmacological (ph) MRI;
  • Appraise the potential for phMRI in humans and predict the impact on disease treatment
07:00   Primer: Rapid Overview of fMRI in the Normal Brain, Peter Jezzard.
07:15   fMRI in the Presence of Pathology and Disrupted Hemodynamics, John A. Detre.
07:30   Practical and Analysis Implications of Clinical fMRI, Keith R. Thulborn.

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