Pediatric Radiology

, 40:31

Functional MRI in children: clinical and research applications


DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1452-x

Cite this article as:
Leach, J.L. & Holland, S.K. Pediatr Radiol (2010) 40: 31. doi:10.1007/s00247-009-1452-x


Functional MRI has become a critical research tool for evaluating brain function and developmental trajectories in children. Its clinical use in children is becoming more common. This presentation will review the basic underlying physiologic and technical aspects of fMRI, review research applications that have direct clinical relevance, and outline the current clinical uses of this technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.The Neuroscience InstituteUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA