functional magnetic resonance imaging

  • functional nuclear magnetic resonance
  • fMRI
  • fNMR
German: funktionelle Magnetresonanztomographie
Japanese: 機能的磁気共鳴画像法

Medical engineering. A form of magnetic resonance imaging that registers morphology and function of organs. Physical changes as in blood flow in distinct brain areas caused by sensory stimuli or by performing cognitive tasks, the blood circulation in the heart muscle or ventilation of the lung can be measured.

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