Reference : CASL fMRI of subcortico-cortical perfusion changes during memory-guided finger sequences
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Radiology, nuclear medicine & imaging
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/11344
CASL fMRI of subcortico-cortical perfusion changes during memory-guided finger sequences
English
Garraux, Gaëtan mailto [Université de Liège - ULg & Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD > > > >]
Hallett, Mark [Human Motor Control Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Room 5N226, 10 Center Dr., MSC 1428, Bethesda, MD 20892-1428, USA > > > > > >]
Talagala, S Lalith [cNIH MRI Research Facility, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1428, USA > > > > > >]
Mar-2005
Neuroimage
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
25
1
122-132
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1053-8119
San Diego
[en] Cerebral blood flow ; Arterial spin labeling ; fMRI ; Motor system ; Deactivation
[en] Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is an attractive alternative to BOLD fMRI. Nevertheless, current ASL fMRI techniques are limited by several factors that hamper more routine applications in humans. One of these factors is restricted brain coverage so that whole-brain ASL fMRI studies have never been reported. The present study tested the ability of a multislice continuous ASL (CASL) fMRI approach using a small surface coil placed on the subject's neck to map changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) throughout the brain while healthy individuals (N = 15) performed memory-guided sequential finger movements at a mean rate of similar to0.5 Hz. As predicted by results from a large number of studies, reliable task-related increases in flow were detected across subjects not only in primary and associative cortical areas but also in subcortical brain regions. When normalized to baseline, rCBF increased 31% in the hand representation area (HRA) of left primary motor cortex (M1) 13% in the left supplementary motor area proper (SMA), 10% in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), 10-18% in the bilateral intraparietal sulci, 6% in the HRA of left putamen, 10% in the left thalamus, and 17% in the right anterior cerebellum. In addition to these increases, 6% and 4% decreases in rCBF were detected in the HRA of the right M1 and the bilateral posterior cingulate sulci, respectively. These results demonstrate that perfusion-based fMRI using CASL with a separate labeling coil can now be used to characterize task-related flow changes in most of the brain volume with adequate accuracy and sensitivity.
NINDS - National Institutes of Health - NIH - USA ; Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS ; Fondation Léon Frédéricq (University of Liège) ; Belgian American Educational Foundation - BAEF ; NATO ; Fondation Horlait-Dapsens (University of Liège)
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/11344
10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.11.004
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