Simultaneous EEG-fMRI acquisition at low, high and ultra-high magnetic fields up to 9.4T: perspectives and challenges

Irene Neuner, Jorge Arrubla, Jorg Felder, N. Jon Shah

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In this perspectives article we highlight the advantages of simultaneous acquisition of electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). As MRI moves towards using ultra-high magnetic fields in the quest for increased signal-to-noise, the question arises whether combined EEG–fMRI measurements are feasible at magnetic fields of 7 T and higher. We describe the challenges of MRI–EEG at 1.5, 3, 7 and 9.4 T and review the proposed solutions. In an outlook, we discuss further developments such as simultaneous trimodal imaging using MR, positron emission tomography (PET) and EEG under the same physiological conditions in the same subject.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
Issue numberPart 1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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