Kathy Z. Tang

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Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion fMRI is an emerging method in clinical neuroimaging. Its non-invasiveness, absence of low frequency noise, and ability to quantify the absolute level of cerebral blood flow (CBF) make the method ideal for longitudinal designs or low frequency paradigms. Despite the usefulness in the study of cognitive dysfunctions in(More)
We present a new shape-based approach for regional group activation analysis in fMRI studies. The method restricts anatomical normalization, spatial smoothing and random effects statistical analysis to the space inside and around a structure of interest. Normalization involves finding intersubject correspondences between manually outlined masks, and it(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of gestational cocaine exposure on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). STUDY DESIGN Using an n-back task, we obtained fMRI with a 3T Siemens scanner on 49 adolescents, 25 who were exposed to cocaine and 24 who were not exposed. The primary outcome was PFC activation during task(More)
INTRODUCTION Antitobacco media campaigns using public service announcements (PSAs) have shown promise in reducing smoking initiation and increasing intentions to quit. Research on what makes an effective PSA has had mixed outcomes. The present study tested the effects of specific message features in antitobacco PSAs, using theory-based physiological and(More)
The use of functional imaging to identify encoding-related areas in the medial temporal lobe has previously been explored for presurgical evaluation in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Optimizing sensitivity in such paradigms is critical for the reliable detection of regions most closely engaged in memory encoding. A variety of experimental designs(More)
A new approach to group activation analysis in fMRI studies that test hypotheses focused on specific brain structures is presented and used to analyze hippocampal activation in a visual scene encoding study. The approach leverages the cm-rep method to normalize hippocampal anatomy and project intra-subject hippocampal activation maps into a common reference(More)
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