Whole brain, high resolution spin-echo resting state fMRI using PINS multiplexing at 7T

Koopmans, Peter J., Boyacioglu, Rasim, Barth, Markus and Norris, David G. (2012) Whole brain, high resolution spin-echo resting state fMRI using PINS multiplexing at 7T. NeuroImage, 62 3: 1939-1946. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.080

Author Koopmans, Peter J.
Boyacioglu, Rasim
Barth, Markus
Norris, David G.
Title Whole brain, high resolution spin-echo resting state fMRI using PINS multiplexing at 7T
Journal name NeuroImage   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-8119
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.080
Volume 62
Issue 3
Start page 1939
End page 1946
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject 2805 Cognitive Neuroscience
2808 Neurology
Abstract This article demonstrates the application of spin-echo EPI for resting state fMRI at 7T. A short repetition time of 1860ms was made possible by the use of slice multiplexing which permitted whole brain coverage at high spatial resolution (84 slices of 1.6mm thickness). Radiofrequency power deposition was kept within regulatory limits by use of the power independent of number of slices (PINS) technique. A high in-plane spatial resolution of 1.5mm was obtained, while image distortion was ameliorated by the use of in-plane parallel imaging techniques. Data from six subjects were obtained with a measurement time of just over 15min per subject. A group level independent component (IC) analysis revealed 24 non-artefactual resting state networks, including those commonly found in standard acquisitions, as well as plausible networks for a broad range of regions. Signal was measured from regions commonly rendered inaccessible due to signal voids in gradient echo acquisitions. Dual regression was used to obtain spatial IC maps at the single subject level revealing exquisite localisation to grey matter that is consistent with a high degree of T2-weighting in the acquisition sequence. This technique hence holds great promise for both resting state and activation studies at 7T.
Keyword Multiplexing
Resting state
Spin echo
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: Centre for Advanced Imaging Publications
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