Toward a neuroscope: A real-time imaging system for evaluation of brain function

C. S. Potter, Zhi Pei Liang, C. D. Gregory, H. D. Morris, P. C. Lauterbur

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Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques are now being used to detect changes in blood flow, volume and oxygenation level associated with brain function. The authors describe a prototype system, called a neuroscope, that provides a real-time acquisition, control and processing environment for functional brain studies. Preliminary experiments have shown that oxygenation sensitive changes in the rat can be captured in real-time. When fully developed, this system should prove very useful for mapping the spatial and temporal patterns of functional brain activity of humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number413895
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
StatePublished - 1994
EventThe 1994 1st IEEE International Conference on Image Processing - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 13 1994Nov 16 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


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