International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Stroke and Neurooncology
University of Leeds, Leeds, W. Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Title: Paediatric Clinical fMRI: Pushing the limits
Biography: Arshad Zaman
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows non-invasive assessment of human brain function in vivo by detecting blood flow differences. From a powerful research tool actively utilised in cognitive neuroscience, clinical fMRI has evolved and matured into a robust clinical tool, implemented with a wide spectrum of patients. In this study, we further push the limits of this unique tool with paediatric patients. The purpose of this study is to present the experience of a large teaching hospital centre in the utility of clinical fMRI in a paediatric cohort and in particular focusing on the typical problems, pitfalls, solutions and benefits.