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Functional Imaging in Neuroscience

Module name (EN): Functional Imaging in Neuroscience
Degree programme: Neural Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: NE2112.FIN
SAP-Submodule-No.: P213-0184
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
NE2112.FIN (P213-0184) Neural Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020, optional course, medical/technical
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Michael Möller
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Michael Möller

[updated 30.03.2021]
Learning outcomes:
Students can assess the various properties of (functional) imaging modalities in neurology:
- Imaged function: hemodynamics, metabolism or neural activity
- Spatial and temporal resolution
- Reliability, precision and sensitivity to artifacts
- Cost and complexity, safety, possibility for multimodal imaging

[updated 25.04.2021]
Module content:
LECTURE (Prof. Möller, htwsaar)
- functional imaging in general
- functional imaging in neurology
Metabolism imaging using radioactive markers
- positron-emission tomography (PET)
- single-photon-emission computerized tomography (SPECT)
Hemodynamic imaging
- functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
  - introduction to the relevant properties and methods of MRI itself
  - blood-oxygen-level-dependend contrast (BOLD)
  - contrast-enhanced perfusion imaging
  - diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
- near-infrared spectroscopic imaging (NIRS)
Imaging of neural activity
- Magnetoencephalograpy (MEG)
- fluorescence imaging using voltage-sensitive dyes (VSD)
Multimodal imaging
CLINICAL DEMONSTRATION (Dr. Krick, Saarland University Medical Center, Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology)

[updated 27.04.2021]
Recommended or required reading:

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