ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Sunrise Educational Session: fMRI: Best Practices & Cautionary Tales: Acquisition & Pathology
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D. & Karla Miller, Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 316A  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Hanzhang Lu, Victoria Morgan

Skill Level: Basic

Slack Channel: #e_diff_perf_fmri
Session Number: SM05

This session will discuss common issues that could occur in fMRI which includes issues related to acquisition, analysis, physiological assumptions, and selection of parametric indices.

Target Audience
Scientists and clinicians interested in fMRI technology and applications.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Explain common causes of image distortion, artifact, signal voiding, and blurring in fMRI;
-Outline data driven and model driven strategies of fMRI analysis and their strengths and limitations;
-Describe physiological underpinnings of fMRI signal and cautions under pathological conditions;
-Identify a range of resting-state indices from cross-correlation to network properties and their predictive value of behavior and disease; and
-Describe future directions and potentials of fMRI.

Acquisition Issues
Benedikt Poser
Pathological Issue (e.g. Metal Implants, Neurovascular Decoupling)
Jay Pillai
In this lecture, different confounds that can affect resting state and task fMRI in the setting of focal brain lesions will be discussed, including most importantly neurovascular uncoupling and susceptibility effects.


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