Neuroimaging II

Clinical Applications

  • Erin D. Bigler

Part of the Human Brain Function book series (HBFA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Erin D. Bigler
      Pages 1-8
  3. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. C. Munro Cullum, Josette G. Harris
      Pages 11-24
    3. Andrew B. Newberg, Abass Alavi
      Pages 25-71
    4. Laura Marsh, John Lauriello, Edith V. Sullivan, Adolf Pfefferbaum
      Pages 73-125
    5. Elana Farace, Eric Turkheimer
      Pages 127-151
  4. Clinical Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, John M. Hoffman
      Pages 185-222
    3. Richard I. Naugle, Gordon J. Chelune, Eric B. Geller
      Pages 223-243
    4. Cornelius Weiller, Francois Chollet, Richard S. J. Frackowiak
      Pages 245-260
    5. Erin D. Bigler
      Pages 261-278
    6. B. J. Casey, Jonathan D. Cohen, Douglas C. Noll, Walter Schneider, Jay N. Giedd, Judith L. Rapoport
      Pages 299-330
    7. Andrew J. Saykin, Henry J. Riordan, Robert B. Burr, Laura A. Flashman, Arthur C. Maerlender, Kathleen A. Flannery et al.
      Pages 331-348
  5. Future Direction and Clinical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Ronald A. Yeo
      Pages 351-357
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book


The focus of Volume I of the Handbook of Human Brain Function was on basic scientific principles of brain imaging as it relates to the study of human brain function. Once the scientific bases for a particular discipline are established, follow. Such is the status of brain imaging in the study of clinical applications human brain function. It is of interest to note that the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell, who discovered that nuclei precessing in the radiofrequency range could emit a radiofrquency signal detected by a radio receiver. Their findings initiated a series of very basic re­ search studies on the characteristics of nuclear magnetic resonance. It would take over 25 years of basic research before findings began to point toward truly biomedical applications. However, once realized, clinical applications became standard fare for nuclear magnetic resonance. The example of Bloch and Pur­ cell's work in an area of very basic science expanding to clinical application has been repeated throughout the medical and neurological sciences. This type of progress is what drives science. As a benefit from these scientific advances, research, clinical, and diagnostic imaging from a variety of modalities, not just computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, can be performed. This volume focuses on the clinical applications of various neuroimaging meth­ ods. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of clinical neuroimaging in the study of human brain function.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erin D. Bigler
    • 1
  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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