Brain Function Imaging
Main Lab Location:
CiNet (Main bldg.)
B1A5, 1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City Osaka, 565-0871
My group focuses on the development of brain imaging methods for brain communication and neuroscience. These methods include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and magnetoencephalography (MEG) techniques. By using these methods we can integrate multiple information sources in different temporal resolution and spatial resolution.
The ongoing projects include high resolution fMRI at 7T-MRI, non-BOLD (Blood oxygenation level dependent) fMRI, multinuclear MRS, and development of RF coils.
Our novel imaging methods will allow us to map certain types of special brain activity that are otherwise difficult to detect by traditional non-invasive methods. Also our findings are expected to be the core technologies for the next stage of brain function studies.
Liu G. White matter fMRI using intra-voxel phase gradient, Proc 18th Annual meeting of Human Brain Mapping. 2012:761
Liu G, Oshio K, Ogawa S, Murata T. Correction for shearing distortions in EPI.
IEEE Trans on Magnetics. 2010;46:2628-2634.
Liu G, Ogawa S, EPI image reconstruction with correction of distortion and signal losses, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2006; 24: 683-689.
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