Connectivity alterations assessed by combining fMRI and MR-compatible hand robots in chronic stroke.

@article{Mintzopoulos2009ConnectivityAA,
  title={Connectivity alterations assessed by combining fMRI and MR-compatible hand robots in chronic stroke.},
  author={Dionyssios Mintzopoulos and Loukas G. Astrakas and Azadeh Khanicheh and Angelos Aristeidis Konstas and Aneesh Bhim Singhal and Michael a. Moskowitz and Bruce R. Rosen and Aria Tzika},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 Suppl 2},
  pages={T90-7}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate functional reorganization of motor systems by probing connectivity between motor related areas in chronic stroke patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in conjunction with a novel MR-compatible hand-induced, robotic device (MR_CHIROD). We evaluated data sets obtained from healthy volunteers and right-hand-dominant patients with first-ever left-sided stroke > or =6 months prior and mild to moderate hemiparesis affecting the right hand… CONTINUE READING