Paul Foryt1,2, Xue Wang1, Renee Ochs1, Jae-Hon Chung1,2, Ying Wu1,3, Todd Parrish1, Ann B. Ragin1,3
1Radiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States; 2Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States; 3Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, United States
Using resting state functional connectivity MRI, thirty subjects, fifteen HIV+ and fifteen controls, were scanned on a 3.0T Siemens Trio to evaluate connectivity between brain networks. ICA component analysis was used on the collected data, finding that scanned HIV+ subjects had diminished connectivity within the lateral occipital cortex network, one of the main resting state networks. This network has been associated with visuospatial attention.