Issues about the fMRI of the human spinal cord

Federico Giove, Girolamo Garreffa, Giovanni Giulietti, Silvia Mangia, Claudio Colonnese, Bruno Maraviglia

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Abstract

Noninvasive functional studies on human spinal cord by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are gaining attention because of the promising applications in the study of healthy and injured central nervous system. The findings obtained are generally consistent with the anatomic knowledge based on invasive methods, but the origin and specificity of functional contrast is still debated. In this paper, a review of current knowledge and major issues about functional MRI (fMRI) in the human spinal cord is presented, with emphasis on the main methodological and technical problems and on forthcoming applications as clinical tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1516
Number of pages12
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume22
Issue number10 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • BOLD
  • Functional MRI
  • Human
  • SEEP
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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