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Exploratory Study of fNIRS as a diagnostic/treatment monitoring tool with TBI Patients

Anderson, Jeffrey and Whiteside, Janet and Gierach, Laura and Wilcoxon, Jerry
Exploratory Study of fNIRS as a diagnostic/treatment monitoring tool with TBI Patients. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a promising optical neuro imaging device that measures hemodynamic and metabolic changes associated with neural activity. Past studies have analyzed frontal activation during memory and verbal fluency tasks with normal persons and aphasics. This proof of concept exploratory study looked at similar tasks with persons with traumatic brain injury as compared with normals. This presentation will describe the potentiality of fNIRS as a diagnostic tool for behavioral neuroanatomical correlates and treatment monitoring.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2063
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.