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Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: an evidence-based clinical review
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2013 World Stroke Organization
International Journal of Stroke
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 191–198, February 2014
How to Cite
Varsou, O., Macleod, M. J. and Schwarzbauer, C. (2014), Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: an evidence-based clinical review. International Journal of Stroke, 9: 191–198. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12033
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
- functional connectivity;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
Stroke is a common condition that may lead to various degrees of neurological deficit and long-term disability. It has become increasingly recognized that cortical reorganization of neuronal networks plays a significant role in regaining function following a focal brain injury. However, the mechanisms involved in this process are still not fully understood. Resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging is a rapidly evolving scanning technique that has the potential to shed light into this neuronal rearrangement. A better understanding of the underlying neurological pathways may contribute to the development of targeted treatment that will promote repair and reduce poststroke deficit. The aim of this review is to provide an up-to-date summary of the available scientific data evaluating the clinical application of functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging among stroke survivors.