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Although the majority of fMRI studies exploit magnitude changes only, there is an increasing interest regarding the potential additive information conveyed by the phase signal. This integrated part of the complex number furnished by the MR scanners can also be used for exploring direct detection of neuronal activity and for thermography. Few studies have(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate the hypothesis that multimodal MRI is able to detect the progressive disruption of volume and microstructure of subcortical structures in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI) and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) in comparison with healthy controls (CTRL). We combined volumetric and diffusion tensor(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have highlighted the possibility to investigate brain iron content in vivo. In this study, we combined T2* relaxometry and automatic segmentation of basal ganglia based on T1-weighted images in healthy subjects, with the aim of characterizing age related changes in volume and iron-related relaxivity values (R2*) of(More)
Many efforts have been done in order to preview the properties of the magnetic resonance (MR) signals produced by the neuronal currents using simulations. In this paper, starting with a detailed calculation of the magnetic field produced by the neuronal currents propagating over single hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons placed inside a cubic MR voxel of(More)
PURPOSE To develop a voxel-based analysis of an R2* map of healthy human brain that is automatic, reproducible, and realizable in a single examination on a 3T MR imager. Such a tool could be useful to measure iron accumulation in neurodegenerative diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS In all, 18 healthy subjects underwent MR imaging at a field strength of 3T:(More)
Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a powerful technique, typically based on the statistical analysis of the magnitude component of the complex time-series. Here, we additionally interrogated the phase data of the fMRI time-series and used quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in order to investigate(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of anisotropic and Gaussian smoothing on the outcomes of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) voxel-based (VB) analyses in the clinic, in terms of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enhancement and directional information and boundary structures preservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS DTI data of 30 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and 30(More)
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