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  • 04.8.11

    Functional MRI Shows Impact of Parkinson’s Treatment

    AuntMinnie | Wayne Forrest

    Researchers at the University of Michigan are taking a new approach to measuring brain activity in patients with Parkinson’s disease by using functional MRI (fMRI) to image patients at rest. The technique deviates from previous studies, which invasively explored brain activity in Parkinson’s patients while they were doing certain tasks, rather than resting. Those results helped researchers determine whether or not patients were able to activate task-related areas of their brains or if they were using other compensatory methods to accomplish a task.

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