Imaging (fMRI)

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Los Angeles

With many conditions that cause changes in memory and thinking, it is important to evaluate in a precise way so that personalized therapy can be determined. Visit our specialists at the Neurological Associates-The Interventional Group to learn more about how functional magnetic resonance imaging treatment.

What is Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is based on the same technology that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses with one key difference. While MRI’s use a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed structural images, fMRIs show detailed images of blood flow and activity. This ability to view blood flow patterns allows our doctors to see beyond brain structure and into brain function.

FMRIs and advanced imaging have been used to evaluate conditions such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. In addition, fMRI are used preoperatively so that neurosurgeons can be more confident in resecting brain tumors without injury to the eloquent brain

Current Research for the Effectiveness of fMRIs

Today research is being conducted around the world to determine the effectiveness of fMRIs as a diagnostic tool to evaluate a variety of conditions that affect cognitive function. This research includes diagnosing:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke

Meet With Our Specialists

Our highly experienced doctors, state of the art technology, world-renowned personalized care, and numerous clinical trials allow us to provide our patients with the highest standard of neurological treatments in the world. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our experts today!