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Abstract #1552

Bridging the Gaps: High-Resolution Visual Field Mapping Using Passband B-SSFP FMRI

Jin Hyung Lee1, Gary H. Glover2, Dwight G. Nishimura1, John M. Pauly1, Mark Schira3

1Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 2Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 3Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Accurate visual field mapping using non-invasive BOLD fMRI is an important tool for elucidating the basic scaffold of the brains functional architecture underlying visual information processing. In this study, visual field mapping experiment using passband b-SSFP acquisition with a resolution of 1.5 mm iso-voxels and an 18 x 18 x 3.3 cm3 FOV was used to investigate its capability to produce more reliable high-resolution functional activations.