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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213112/laminar-imaging-of-positive-and-negative-bold-in-human-visual-cortex-at-7t
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Alessio Fracasso, Peter R Luijten, Serge O Dumoulin, Natalia Petridou
Deciphering the direction of information flow is critical to understand the brain. Data from non-human primate histology shows that connections between lower to higher areas (e.g. retina→V1), and between higher to lower areas (e.g. V1←V2) can be dissociated based upon the distribution of afferent synapses at the laminar level. Ultra-high field scanners opened up the possibility to image brain structure and function at an unprecedented level of detail. Taking advantage of the increased spatial resolution available, it could theoretically be possible to disentangle activity from different cortical depths from human cerebral cortex, separately studying different compartments across depth...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202961/early-brain-development-in-infants-at-high-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Heather Cody Hazlett, Hongbin Gu, Brent C Munsell, Sun Hyung Kim, Martin Styner, Jason J Wolff, Jed T Elison, Meghan R Swanson, Hongtu Zhu, Kelly N Botteron, D Louis Collins, John N Constantino, Stephen R Dager, Annette M Estes, Alan C Evans, Vladimir S Fonov, Guido Gerig, Penelope Kostopoulos, Robert C McKinstry, Juhi Pandey, Sarah Paterson, John R Pruett, Robert T Schultz, Dennis W Shaw, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Joseph Piven
Brain enlargement has been observed in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the timing of this phenomenon, and the relationship between ASD and the appearance of behavioural symptoms, are unknown. Retrospective head circumference and longitudinal brain volume studies of two-year olds followed up at four years of age have provided evidence that increased brain volume may emerge early in development. Studies of infants at high familial risk of autism can provide insight into the early development of autism and have shown that characteristic social deficits in ASD emerge during the latter part of the first and in the second year of life...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192130/ielvis-an-open-source-matlab-toolbox-for-localizing-and-visualizing-human-intracranial-electrode-data
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David M Groppe, Stephan Bickel, Andrew R Dykstra, Xiuyuan Wang, Pierre Mégevand, Manuel R Mercier, Fred A Lado, Ashesh D Mehta, Christopher J Honey
BACKGROUND: Intracranial electrical recordings (iEEG) and brain stimulation (iEBS) are invaluable human neuroscience methodologies. However, the value of such data is often unrealized as many laboratories lack tools for localizing electrodes relative to anatomy. To remedy this, we have developed a MATLAB toolbox for intracranial electrode localization and visualization, iELVis. NEW METHOD: iELVis uses existing tools (BioImage Suite, FSL, and FreeSurfer) for preimplant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) segmentation, neuroimaging coregistration, and manual identification of electrodes in postimplant neuroimaging...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190997/semi-automatic-10-20-identification-method-for-mri-free-probe-placement-in-transcranial-brain-mapping-techniques
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Xiang Xiao, Hao Zhu, Wei-Jie Liu, Xiao-Ting Yu, Lian Duan, Zheng Li, Chao-Zhe Zhu
The International 10/20 system is an important head-surface-based positioning system for transcranial brain mapping techniques, e.g., fNIRS and TMS. As guidance for probe placement, the 10/20 system permits both proper ROI coverage and spatial consistency among multiple subjects and experiments in a MRI-free context. However, the traditional manual approach to the identification of 10/20 landmarks faces problems in reliability and time cost. In this study, we propose a semi-automatic method to address these problems...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188913/high-b-value-and-high-resolution-integrated-diffusion-hibrid-imaging
#5
Qiuyun Fan, Aapo Nummenmaa, Jonathan R Polimeni, Thomas Witzel, Susie Y Huang, Van J Wedeen, Bruce R Rosen, Lawrence L Wald
The parameter selection for diffusion MRI experiments is dominated by the "k-q tradeoff" whereby the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) of the images is traded for either high spatial resolution (determined by the maximum k value collected) or high diffusion sensitivity (effected by b value or the q vector) but usually not both. Furthermore, different brain regions (such as gray matter and white matter) likely require different tradeoffs between these parameters due to the size of the structures to be visualized or the length-scale of the microstructure being probed...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185321/a-2-in-1-single-element-coil-design-for-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hai Lu, Shumin Wang
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of turning transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) coil for MRI signal reception. METHODS: A critically coupled network was formed by using a resonated turn of TMS coil as the secondary and a regular radiofrequency (RF) coil as the primary. A third coil was positioned between the two coils for detuning during RF transmission. Bench measurement, numerical simulation, and MRI experiment were performed for validation. RESULTS: The signal-to-noise ratio of the proposed 2-in-1 coil is 35% higher in its field of view, compared with a MRI-only reference coil of the same size, made by the same material, and backed up by an untuned TMS coil, but lower than a RF surface coil of the same size without any TMS coil nearby...
February 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168521/does-apolipoprotein-a1-predict-microstructural-changes-in-subgenual-cingulum-in-early-parkinson
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Farzaneh Rahmani, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
Higher plasma cholesterol levels are associated with lower Parkinson's disease (PD) risk. Apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1) is a surface marker of brain HDL-like particles associated with the time of PD onset. Clinical correlates of serum Apolipoprotein A1 levels with structural brain connectivity in PD-related disorders remains unclear. Here, we applied a novel diffusion-weighted imaging approach [Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Connectometry] to explore the association between ApoA-1 and structural brain connectivity in PD...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164245/variations-of-planum-temporale-asymmetries-with-heschl-s-gyri-duplications-and-association-with-cognitive-abilities-mri-investigation-of-428-healthy-volunteers
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Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, B Mazoyer
In a large sample of 428 healthy adults balanced for gender and manual preference (MP), we investigated planum temporale (PT) surface area variability in relation with Heschl's gyrus (HG) duplication pattern, MP, and familial sinistrality (FS), considering different PT definitions. In a sub-sample of 362 participants, we also investigated whether variability of PT asymmetry was associated with differences in verbal abilities. On each participant brain hemisphere MRI, we delineated a posterior PT area (PTpost), excluding the second Heschl gyrus in case of either complete posterior duplication (CPD) or common stem partial duplication (CSD)...
February 6, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155922/mapping-the-basal-ganglia-alterations-in-children-chronically-exposed-to-manganese
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Yi Lao, Laurie-Anne Dion, Guillaume Gilbert, Maryse F Bouchard, Gabriel Rocha, Yalin Wang, Natasha Leporé, Dave Saint-Amour
Chronic manganese (Mn) exposure is associated with neuromotor and neurocognitive deficits, but the exact mechanism of Mn neurotoxicity is still unclear. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in-vivo analysis of brain structures has become possible. Among different sub-cortical structures, the basal ganglia (BG) has been investigated as a putative anatomical biomarker in MR-based studies of Mn toxicity. However, previous investigations have yielded inconsistent results in terms of regional MR signal intensity changes...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154286/bacterial-meningitis-caused-by-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-capsular-genotype-k54-with-development-of-granuloma-like-nodal-enhancement-in-the-brain-during-the-subacute-phase
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Yudai Iwasaki, Ryota Inokuchi, Sohei Harada, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Kazuaki Shinohara
A 72-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department due to coma. The cerebrospinal fluid cell count was 40,080 cells/μL, and Klebsiella pneumoniae was detected on culture. Stretching the bacterial colonies on an agar plate showed the formation of a viscous string with a length exceeding 5 mm, indicating hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hv-KP). A genome analysis suggested hv-KP capsular genotype K54 with sequence type 29. Although no brain abscess was detected on contrast-enhanced computed tomography on Day 4 or on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on Day 7, contrast-enhanced MRI on Day 23 showed granuloma-like nodal enhancement on the surface of the left insula...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149919/comparison-of-group-level-source-localized-activity-for-simultaneous-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-magnetoencephalography-and-simultaneous-fnirs-fmri-during-parametric-median-nerve-stimulation
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Theodore Huppert, Jeff Barker, Benjamin Schmidt, Shawn Walls, Avniel Ghuman
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a noninvasive neuroimaging technique, which uses light to measure changes in cerebral blood oxygenation through sensors placed on the surface of the scalp. We recorded concurrent fNIRS with magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in order to investigate the group-level correspondence of these measures with source-localized fNIRS estimates. Healthy participants took part in both a concurrent fNIRS-MEG and fNIRS-fMRI neuroimaging session during two somatosensory stimulation tasks, a blocked design median nerve localizer and parametric pulsed-pair median nerve stimulation using interpulse intervals from 100 to 500 ms...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145505/brain-networks-involved-in-tactile-speed-classification-of-moving-dot-patterns-the-effects-of-speed-and-dot-periodicity
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Jiajia Yang, Ryo Kitada, Takanori Kochiyama, Yinghua Yu, Kai Makita, Yuta Araki, Jinglong Wu, Norihiro Sadato
Humans are able to judge the speed of an object's motion by touch. Research has suggested that tactile judgment of speed is influenced by physical properties of the moving object, though the neural mechanisms underlying this process remain poorly understood. In the present study, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate brain networks that may be involved in tactile speed classification and how such networks may be affected by an object's texture. Participants were asked to classify the speed of 2-D raised dot patterns passing under their right middle finger...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123950/novel-surface-features-for-automated-detection-of-focal-cortical-dysplasias-in-paediatric-epilepsy
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Sophie Adler, Konrad Wagstyl, Roxana Gunny, Lisa Ronan, David Carmichael, J Helen Cross, Paul C Fletcher, Torsten Baldeweg
Focal cortical dysplasia is a congenital abnormality of cortical development and the leading cause of surgically remediable drug-resistant epilepsy in children. Post-surgical outcome is improved by presurgical lesion detection on structural MRI. Automated computational techniques have improved detection of focal cortical dysplasias in adults but have not yet been effective when applied to developing brains. There is therefore a need to develop reliable and sensitive methods to address the particular challenges of a paediatric cohort...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120080/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-fmri-pre-intraoperative-tractography-in-neurosurgery-the-experience-of-sant-andrea-rome-university-hospital
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Giancarlo D'Andrea, Giuseppe Trillo', Veronica Picotti, Antonino Raco
BACKGROUND: The goal of neurosurgery for cerebral intraparenchymal neoplasms of the eloquent areas is maximal resection with the preservation of normal functions, and minimizing operative risk and postoperative morbidity. Currently, modern technological advances in neuroradiological tools, neuronavigation, and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have produced great improvements in postoperative morbidity after the surgery of cerebral eloquent areas. The integration of preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), intraoperative MRI (volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging [DTI]), and neuronavigation, defined as "functional neuronavigation" has improved the intraoperative detection of the eloquent areas...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116233/longitudinal-changes-of-cortical-microstructure-in-parkinson-s-disease-assessed-with-t1-relaxometry
#15
Lucas Nürnberger, René-Maxime Gracien, Pavel Hok, Stephanie-Michelle Hof, Udo Rüb, Helmuth Steinmetz, Rüdiger Hilker, Johannes C Klein, Ralf Deichmann, Simon Baudrexel
BACKGROUND: Histological evidence suggests that pathology in Parkinson's disease (PD) goes beyond nigrostriatal degeneration and also affects the cerebral cortex. Quantitative MRI (qMRI) techniques allow the assessment of changes in brain tissue composition. However, the development and pattern of disease-related cortical changes have not yet been demonstrated in PD with qMRI methods. The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal cortical microstructural changes in PD with quantitative T1 relaxometry...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110313/framework-for-2d-3d-image-fusion-of-infrared-thermography-with-preoperative-mri
#16
Nico Hoffmann, Florian Weidner, Peter Urban, Tobias Meyer, Christian Schnabel, Yordan Radev, Gabriele Schackert, Uwe Petersohn, Edmund Koch, Stefan Gumhold, Gerald Steiner, Matthias Kirsch
Multimodal medical image fusion combines information of one or more images in order to improve the diagnostic value. While previous applications mainly focus on merging images from computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonic and single-photon emission computed tomography, we propose a novel approach for the registration and fusion of preoperative 3D MRI with intraoperative 2D infrared thermography. Image-guided neurosurgeries are based on neuronavigation systems, which further allow us track the position and orientation of arbitrary cameras...
January 23, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109831/common-and-specific-abnormalities-in-cortical-thickness-in-patients-with-major-depressive-and-bipolar-disorders
#17
Meiqi Niu, Ying Wang, Yanbin Jia, Junjing Wang, Shuming Zhong, Jiabao Lin, Yao Sun, Ling Zhao, Xiaojin Liu, Li Huang, Ruiwang Huang
Major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are severe psychiatric diseases with overlapping symptomatology. Although previous studies reported abnormal brain structures in MDD or BD patients, the disorder-specific underlying neural mechanisms remain poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the whole-brain gray matter morphological patterns in unmedicated patients with MDD or BD and to identify the shared and disease-specific brain morphological alterations in these two disorders...
January 11, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108497/cortical-thickness-and-local-gyrification-in-children-with-developmental-dyslexia
#18
Victoria J Williams, Jenifer Juranek, Paul Cirino, Jack M Fletcher
Developmental dyslexia is frequently associated with atypical brain structure and function within regions of the left hemisphere reading network. To date, few studies have employed surface-based techniques to evaluate cortical thickness and local gyrification in dyslexia. Of the existing cortical thickness studies in children, many are limited by small sample size, variability in dyslexia identification, and the recruitment of prereaders who may or may not develop reading impairment. Further, no known study has assessed local gyrification index (LGI) in dyslexia, which may serve as a sensitive indicator of atypical neurodevelopment...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095387/mri-of-cerebellar-infarction
#19
Laurens J L De Cocker, Karl-Olof Lövblad, Jeroen Hendrikse
BACKGROUND: MRI is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing brain infarction. Because of few or atypical clinical symptoms and a relatively low sensitivity of CT scans, many cerebellar infarctions may be detected only with MRI. With adequate recognition of cerebellar infarction on MRI and prompt initiation or optimisation of preventive therapeutic measures, more dramatic strokes may be avoided in selected cases. SUMMARY: We first briefly review the clinical presentation of cerebellar infarctions, followed by a short refresher on cerebellar anatomy and pathophysiological mechanisms of cerebellar infarcts...
January 18, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077175/structural-correlates-of-trait-impulsivity-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-and-healthy-controls-a-surface-based-morphometry-study
#20
P C Tu, Y H Kuan, C T Li, T P Su
BACKGROUND: Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) frequently exhibit impulsive behaviors independent of their mood state, and trait impulsivity is increasingly recognized as a crucial BD biomarker. This study aimed to investigate structural correlates of trait impulsivity measured using the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS) in healthy controls (HCs) and patients with BD. METHOD: We recruited 59 patients diagnosed with BD I or BD II (35.3 ± 8.5 years) and 56 age- and sex-matched HCs (33...
January 12, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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