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Edited by Kostas N. Fountas .

232 pages . 

The book you are holding in your hands is a quite unusual neuroimaging textbook.
The participating authors attempted to provide the reader with a preview of the emerging applications of novel but also established neuroimaging techniques. The book is divided into three sections. The first section includes advanced MR-based techniques such as task-generated and resting functional imaging, brain morphometry, diffusion tensor imaging and fractional anisotropy tractography, and
proton spectroscopy, in evaluating brain anatomical structure and connectivity, but also various intracranial pathological entities. The second part presents a novel implementation of advanced neuroimaging techniques in evaluating the brain’s affective processing. The third section describes the applications of traditional and novel imaging techniques in clarifying various legal issues, while it outlines the role of neuroimaging in forensic medicine.

Dr. Kostas N. Fountas
Assistant professor of Neurosurgery,
University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Larissa,


Section 1 of the textbook : Advanced MR-Based Imaging Techniques .

 1 Brain Structure MR Imaging Methods: Morphometry and Tractography 3
G. García-Martí, A. Alberich-Bayarri and L. Martí-Bonmatí

 2 Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Central Nervous System 19
Evanthia Kousi, Ioannis Tsougos and Kapsalaki Eftychia

 3 Brain Connections – Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity 51
Maria de la Iglesia-Vaya, Jose Molina-Mateo, Mª Jose Escarti-Fabra, Ahmad S. Kanaan and Luis Martí-Bonmatí

 4 Activation of Brain Sensorimotor Network by Somatosensory Input in Patients with Hemiparetic Stroke: A Functional MRI Study 67
Hiroyuki Kato and Masahiro Izumiyama

Section 2 of the textbook : Novel Frontiers of Neuroimaging .

 5 Intraoperative Computed Tomography/Angiography Guided Resection of Skull Base Lesions 83
Hoan Tran and Howard Yonas

 6 Neuroimaging Helps to Clarify Brain Affective Processing Without Necessarily Clarifying Emotions 93
Peter Walla and Jaak Panksepp

 7 Neuroimaging for the Affective Brain Sciences, and Its Role in Advancing Consumer Neuroscience 119
Peter Walla, Aimee Mavratzakis and Shannon Bosshard

 8 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuroimaging Coregistration 141
Elias P. Casula, Vincenza Tarantino, Demis Basso and Patrizia S. Bisiacchi

Section 3 of the textbook : Legal Implementations of Modern Neuroimaging .

 9 Intraoperative Imaging for Verification of the Correct Level During Spinal Surgery 175
Claudio Irace

 10 Neuroimaging in Narcolepsy 189
A. Bican, İ. Bora, O. Algın, B. Hakyemez, V. Özkol and E. Alper

 11 Forensic Issues in the Structural or Functional Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury 199
Robert P. Granacher, Jr.

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