“Real-time MRI quality control and improvement with FIRMM software”
Background: The Dosenbach Lab uses various structural and functional MRI, and behavioral phenotyping techniques to study use-driven brain plasticity, which is critically important for typical development as well as recovering from brain injury. A challenge common to all functional MRI research is the low signal-to-noise ratio of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) data, and how easily it is distorted by head motion and drowsiness. In addition to deploying the most advanced data denoising strategies, his Lab has developed a Framewise Integrated Real-Time MRI Monitoring (FIRMM) software suite for real-time quality control. They are currently working on further improvements to FIRMM, as well as expanding the approach to drowsiness monitoring, and real-time feedback strategies to prevent head motion.
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