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Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Principles and Techniques

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2009
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521899956

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  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) has become a standard tool for mapping the working brain's activation patterns, both in health and in disease. It is an interdisciplinary field and crosses the borders of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, radiology, mathematics, physics and engineering. Developments in techniques, procedures and our understanding of this field are expanding rapidly. In this second edition of Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Richard Buxton – a leading authority on fMRI – provides an invaluable guide to how fMRI works, from introducing the basic ideas and principles to the underlying physics and physiology. He covers the relationship between fMRI and other imaging techniques and includes a guide to the statistical analysis of fMRI data. This book will be useful both to the experienced radiographer, and the clinician or researcher with no previous knowledge of the technology.

    • All chapters have been revised to reflect new developments in the field
    • Includes a new final chapter on interpreting the BOLD response
    • Includes a detailed discussion of how MRI works, allowing the reader to develop a solid understanding of the physical ideas that underlie these methods
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    "This is an excellent introduction to a field that is revolutionizing the brain sciences. I highly recommend it to clinicians who would like to keep abreast of this paradigm-changing technology."
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    "In this extensive book on the subject by Richard B. Buxton, a physicist by background and a leading authority on fMRI, you - the student, resident, or fellow in neuroimaging, or even the clinician, researcher or experienced neuroscientist - can study, understand a lot of neurological processes … The information in the chapters of this book is presented with a lot of visuals to facilitate your understanding of the various complex topics."
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521899956
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 164 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. An Overview of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Section 1. Introduction to the Physiological Basis of Functional Neuroimaging:
    1. Neural activity and energy metabolism
    2. Cerebral blood flow and brain activation
    Section 2. Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
    3. Nuclear magnetic resonance
    4. Magnetic resonance imaging
    5. Imaging functional activity
    Part II. Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Section 1. The Nature of the Magnetic Resonance Signal:
    6. Basic physics of magnetism and NMR
    7. Relaxation and contrast in MRI
    8. Diffusion and the MR signal
    Section 2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
    9. Mapping the MR signal
    10. MRI techniques
    11. Noise and artifacts in MR images
    Part III. Principles of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Section 1. Perfusion Imaging:
    12. Contrast agent techniques
    13. Arterial spin labeling techniques
    Section 2. Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent Imaging:
    14. The blood oxygenation level dependent effect
    15. Design and analysis of BOLD experiments
    16. Interpreting the BOLD response
    Appendix. The physics of NMR.

  • Author

    Richard B. Buxton, University of California, San Diego
    Richard B. Buxton is Professor of Radiology and Director of Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of California at San Diego.

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