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Acquiring simultaneous EEG and functional MRI.
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PMID:  11068232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Electroencephalography (EEG) is a challenge to record simultaneously with functional MRI (fMRI), for it is prone to large artifacts induced by both the static and the time-variant fields of the MR scanner. However, truly concurrent EEG/fMRI recording has great potential for clinical and scientific neurological applications. We have devised a method for acquiring EEG simultaneously with fMRI that minimizes contamination of the EEG signals. METHODS: We recorded EEG differentially during fMRI using special twisted dual-lead electrodes in a bipolar montage, and a combination of analog pre-processing and digital post-processing of the EEG data. We implemented a functional scan protocol that typically yields artifact-free EEG over 87% of the MR scanning period. RESULTS: Our approach greatly reduced gradient, radio frequency, motion and ballistocardiographic artifact in the EEG, and allowed continuous monitoring of the EEG during functional scanning. To illustrate the quality of the EEG following post-processing, we demonstrated that EEG recorded during fMRI retains useful spectral information. CONCLUSIONS: Quality EEG may be recorded simultaneously with fMRI. With this union, activation maps could be made of any relevant changes in the EEG, such as inter-ictal spikes or spectral variations, or of evoked response potentials (ERPs).
R I Goldman; J M Stern; J Engel; M S Cohen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1388-2457     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-15     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2008-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883319     Medline TA:  Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1974-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
UCLA Brain Mapping Division, Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7085, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / anatomy & histology*,  physiology*
Brain Mapping / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Grant Support
R01 DA13054-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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