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

Sunrise Educational Session: Dynamic Functional Connectivity MRI: Approaches & Mechanisms
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D. & Jay J. Pillai, M.D.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Room 316A  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Peiying Liu, Jeroen Siero

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_diff_perf_fmri
Session Number: SW05

This session will discuss emerging techniques to measure dynamic and non-stationary features of functional connectivity MRI. This session will also discuss electrophysiological underpinnings of these features and their potential utility in clinical applications.

Target Audience
Scientists and clinicians interested in techniques and applications of functional brain imaging.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Explain evidences that functional connectivity is non-stationary and has dynamic features;
-Describe approaches to quantify dynamic functional connectivity such as sliding-window method, single-volume method, and time-frequency coherence analysis;
-Outline examples of clinical applications of dynamic connectivity; and
-Recognize current challenges of dynamic connectivity and its future directions.

Dynamic fcMRI: Approaches
Xiao Liu
Resting-state functional connectivity has been found to vary considerably over a time scale of seconds to minutes. A set of methods/approaches have been proposed to study such temporal variation and its relation to dynamic brain connectivity, which led to important insight into the mechanisms of resting-state fMRI connectivity. More importantly, these emerging methods can extract a new dimension of information from the resting-state fMRI that may be critical for assessing brain functions/dysfunctions. The study of dynamic functional connectivity opens up new horizons for the resting-state fMRI research. 

Dynamic fcMRI: Mechanisms & Applications
Silvina Horovitz

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.