Transcranial focused ultrasound for BOLD fMRI signal modulation in humans.

Author: Ai L, Mueller JK, Grant A, Eryaman Y, Legon W, Leo Ai, Mueller JK, Grant A, Eryaman Y, Wynn Legon, Grant A, Legon W, Eryaman Y, Ai L, Mueller JK
Conference/Journal: Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.
Date published: 2016 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 2016 , Pages: 1758-1761 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591057. , Word Count: 65

Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) is an emerging form of non-surgical human neuromodulation that confers advantages over existing electro and electromagnetic technologies by providing a superior spatial resolution on the millimeter scale as well as the capability to target sub-cortical structures non-invasively. An examination of the pairing of tFUS and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI) in humans is presented here.

PMID: 28226851 DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591057