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

Sunrise Educational Session: fMRI: Best Practices & Cautionary Tales: Analysis & Resting-State Indices
Sunrise Session

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

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Room 316A  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Molly Bright, Hanzhang Lu

Skill Level: Basic

Slack Channel: #e_diff_perf_fmri
Session Number: STu05

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;
-Describe 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.

Analysis Issues
James Pekar
Resting-State fMRI: Which Index is Really Useful?
Shella Keilholz
A wide variety of metrics are available to summarize resting state f-MRI studies.  This course describes basic and advanced metrics ranging from seed-based correlation to graph theory and dynamic analysis.  Study considerations that impact the choice and interpretation of different metrics will be discussed.


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