Investigation of alternating and continuous functional MRI experimental designs at 1.5 T

F. B. Mohamed, J. I. Tracy, S. H. Faro, R. Koenigsberg, J. Emperado, A. Pinus

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Abstract

The purpose of this work was to empirically study the effect of two different functional MRI (fMRI) experimental design parameters on blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal contrast. The design parameters examined were: (1) the pattern of administering the control and activation conditions; and (2) the quantity of the control signals collected. Six normal volunteers underwent single finger opposition fMRI using T2*-weighted echo planar imaging technique. The BOLD signal contrast was evaluated using analysis of variance on normalized t-values and mean region-of-interest (ROI) intensity. The results demonstrate: (1) the alternating pattern of administering rest and activation epochs produced a more robust statistical difference in BOLD signal than a continuous pattern, and (2) a reduction in the amount of rest signal collected did not result in a statistically significant reduction in the BOLD signal. The results indicate that manipulating such factors of signal collection does alter BOLD signal properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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