All NIRx NIRSport and NIRScout systems can be provided as MRI compatible modules, with sufficiently long optical fibers and MRI compatible optodes, for seamless installation in an MRI environment. Digital trigger inputs allow for fNIRS fMRI integration. Thanks to the modular design of NIRx devices, the number of NIRS sources and detectors can be customized based on the intended coverage.
Statistical results of OT (top row) and fMRI (bottom row) using right and left finger tapping. Note that the high activation is coded in blue (negative t-values) in the OT maps. The fMRI results show associated regions of the motor system (p<0.05, corrected).
Mehnert, J., Schmitz,C., Noller, H.E., Obrig, H., & Mueller, K. (2010) Simultaneous optical tomography (OT) and fMRI with and wothout task activation. Poster presented at the International Soviety for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM), 18th Scientific Meeting, Stockhold, Sweden.
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