Advanced Neurological Imaging Functional MRI (fMRI)
What is a functional MRI (fMRI)?
While a traditional anatomical MRI images the structures of the brain, an fMRI measures brain function by imaging neural networks, blood flow and metabolites to quantify various neurological dysfunctions.
Until now, fMRI has not been made accessible for patients in clinical practice. The technology has been used traditionally for decades for research purposes to develop the technique and accumulate databases for comparison.
Rad Alliance, Inc., and it’s affiliations have made this technology accessible to the public for clinical evaluations. However, the use of fMRI for most conditions is still considered by insurance companies to be research and investigational and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Our physicians utilize various analysis tools to store, transfer, evaluate and view fMRI data. It is a valuable tool in determining the underlying cause of symptoms and planning effective treatment options.
Our Physicians use Functional MRI (fMRI) in evaluating the following:
- Mood Disorders including: Depression, OCD, Anxiety, PTSD
- Degenerative Conditions including: Alzheimer’s Disease vs other Dementias
- Head injuries including: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion
- Focal Brain Conditions including: Pre-surgical Evaluation for tumors, Stroke, MS
- Pain Conditions including: Chronic Pain, Migraines, Drug Seeking, Fibromyalgia
- Subjective States including: Tinnitus, Dizziness, Hallucinations
- Developmental Conditions including: Austim. ADD/ADHD