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Basic Science Seminars in Neurology
July 2001

Optical Imaging and Its Role in Clinical Neurology

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychology and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey, Newark.



Arch Neurol. 2001;58(7):1061-1065. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.7.1061

Rapid advances and developments in optical imaging technology during the past 15 years have resulted in promising innovations in the realm of high-resolution imaging of the functional architecture of the brain, which has not only contributed to the elucidation of brain functional architecture and plasticity (see reviews1-7) but has also increased our understanding of the temporal and spatial dynamics of cortical seizure spread,1,2,6,8 led to related technical improvements in neurosurgical procedures for the surgical resection of seizure foci,8 and may help to provide more accurate resection of brain tumors9 as well as contribute to our understanding of higher cognitive function.