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Improvement and applications of fMRI  

This study will focus on the development of approaches for improved BOLD (blood oxygenation level dependent) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the development of new methods for measuring anatomic and functional connectivity. Along with these methodological developments, researchers will demonstrate the utility of these functional and connectivity measures by applying them to study the disruption of language related brain network in autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $404,042.00
Project Number R01EB002009-13
Principal Investigator Hu, Xiaoping
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1.2 Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening tools for detecting ASD through studies of the following community populations that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity and level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years. o School aged children o General population (vs. clinical population)
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Emory University
State/Country Georgia
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