Neuroimage Clinical 2017

Presurgical fMRI: Current practice

This page contains links to the fMRI language task noted and software in the manuscript "Presurgical language fMRI: Current practices and patient outcomes in epilepsy surgical planning" (link to be added on publication). Language fMRI should of course be used only by individuals with sufficient training, such as imaging neuropsychologists, radiologists, clinical neuroscientists, or neurologists with equivalent expertise.

All tasks here run on Neurobehavioral Systems' Presentation, in Windows (on a PC or Mac).

For further details of the tasks, their validity, and the analysis used please see the manuscript in Human Brain Mapping (link to be added).

 

Semantic decision making task

Jeff Binder's semantic decision making task is one of the best validated tasks for language lateralization.  An overview of evidence supporting the task is provided in the manuscript (link).  The task is freely available here with Jeff Binder's permission.

 

Guidelines for clinical fMRI

Multiple professional organizations have published guidelines regarding the application of fMRI in the clinic, as noted in the paper. Links to those papers are available here.