Projection screen or video goggles as stimulus modality in functional magnetic resonance imaging
2005 (English)In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ISSN 0730-725X, E-ISSN 1873-5894, Vol. 23, no 5, 695-699 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) by using either a projection screen or video goggles as stimulus modality. A sequence of visual stimuli were presented to the same subject at different occasions. The sequence was optimized with a genetic algorithm. In five sessions the stimuli were presented using a projection screen viewed through a mirror in the head coil and in five sessions using video goggles. Failure to detect visual activation in the medial left hemisphere was observed in sessions using the projection screen as stimulus modality. Decreased thresholds for P values and cluster size resulted in activation outside the occipital lobe and did not significantly increase activated areas in this region. Results in this study indicate that presentation of fMRI tasks with visual routes is more reliable with direct input through video goggles than with the conventional use of projection screens. Failure to detect crucial visual areas has severe consequences for tumor surgery in the visual cortex. Inferior visual impression might also have negative consequences for cognitive tests with high demand on attention and perception.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 23, no 5, 695-699 p.
fMRI; Visual; Projection screen; Video goggles; Reliability
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17992DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2005.04.006PubMedID: 16051046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17992DiVA: diva2:213951