Neuroimaging

It is also known as Brain Imaging. It uses a group of various techniques to map or image the function, structure or pharmacology of nervous system. It is totally a new discipline or area within psychology, medicine and Neuroscience. The professional practitioner or the one who specializes in this technique are known as Neuroradiologists.

Neuroimaging has two broad categories: first one is Structural imaging; this area focuses on imaging of nervous system and large scale intracranial disease. Second one is Functional Imaging; this area focuses on diagnosing metabolic disease on a finer scale and for research purposes also.

Neuroimaging techniques:

  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Cranial Ultrasound
  • Diffuse Optical Imaging