Brain Imaging Alphabetical Soup: Making Sense of CAT, PET, MRI, fMRI, SPECT: fMRI

This article will focus on fMRI imaging.fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging, uses MRI equipment. fMRI is sensitive to the amount of deoxyhemoglobin in the blood. We know that when neurons consume oxygen, the neurons convert oxyhemoglobin to deoxyhemoglobin. Now, deoxyhemoglobin has magnetic properties, and these magnetic properties therefore introduce distortions in the local magnetic … Continue reading Brain Imaging Alphabetical Soup: Making Sense of CAT, PET, MRI, fMRI, SPECT: fMRI

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