Two teams of researchers are poised to bring new functional brain imaging technologies to the clinic.
First, within a few years, physicians could have a way to monitor brain function at the bedside of hospitalized infants, something that is not currently possible with large functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machines.
European researchers have developed a portable brain scanning technology called functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI). The fUSI system employs a flexible, noninvasive head mount and combines video-electroencephalographic recording with ultrafast Doppler (UfD) imaging of brain microvasculature.
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