Synopsis: In this study, we propose the assessment of resting-state brain networks (RSNs) using Arterial Spin Labeling perfusion MRI as an alternative to the gold-standard sequence represented by the Blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) contrast. RSNs have been derived by means of independent component analysis (ICA) and spatially compared to literature networks. In addition, functional connectivity changes in epileptic patients have been quantified in comparison to healthy controls. The results demonstrated ASL suitability in identifying RSNs, with a strong agreement with BOLD, and in detecting functional alterations in pathological conditions.

Mapping resting state networks in epilepsy with Arterial Spin Labeling connectivity analysis

Boscolo Galazzo, Ilaria;STORTI, Silvia Francesca;PIZZINI, Francesca;MENEGAZ, Gloria;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Synopsis: In this study, we propose the assessment of resting-state brain networks (RSNs) using Arterial Spin Labeling perfusion MRI as an alternative to the gold-standard sequence represented by the Blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) contrast. RSNs have been derived by means of independent component analysis (ICA) and spatially compared to literature networks. In addition, functional connectivity changes in epileptic patients have been quantified in comparison to healthy controls. The results demonstrated ASL suitability in identifying RSNs, with a strong agreement with BOLD, and in detecting functional alterations in pathological conditions.
ASL, perfusion, connectivity, epilepsy
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