NeuroRX

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 167–196

Foundations of advanced magnetic resonance imaging

  • Roland Bammer
  • Stefan Skare
  • Rexford Newbould
  • Chunlei Liu
  • Vincent Thijs
  • Stefan Ropele
  • David B. Clayton
  • Gunnar Krueger
  • Michael E. Moseley
  • Gary H. Glover
Article

DOI: 10.1602/neurorx.2.2.167

Cite this article as:
Bammer, R., Skare, S., Newbould, R. et al. Neurotherapeutics (2005) 2: 167. doi:10.1602/neurorx.2.2.167

Summary

During the past decade, major breakthroughs in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) quality were made by means of quantum leaps in scanner hardware and pulse sequences. Some advanced MRI techniques have truly revolutionized the detection of disease states and MRI can now— within a few minutes—acquire important quantitative information noninvasively from an individual in any plane or volume at comparatively high resolution. This article provides an overview of the most common advanced MRI methods including diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI, functional MRI, and the strengths and weaknesses of MRI at high magnetic field strengths.

Key Words

Diffusion perfusion spin labeling diffusion tensor functional MRI tractography 
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Copyright information

© The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, Inc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Bammer
    • 1
  • Stefan Skare
    • 1
  • Rexford Newbould
    • 1
  • Chunlei Liu
    • 1
  • Vincent Thijs
    • 2
  • Stefan Ropele
    • 3
  • David B. Clayton
    • 1
  • Gunnar Krueger
    • 4
  • Michael E. Moseley
    • 1
  • Gary H. Glover
    • 1
  1. 1.Lucas MRS/I Center, Department of RadiologyStanford UniversityStanford
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUZ GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.MR InstituteMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  4. 4.Department of MREASiemens Medical SolutionsErlangenGermany

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