Resting-state functional MR imaging (rsfMR imaging) measures spontaneous fluctuations in the blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal and can be used to elucidate the brain's functional organization. It is used to simultaneously assess multiple distributed resting-state networks. Unlike task-based functional MR imaging, rsfMR imaging does not require task performance. This article presents a brief introduction of rsfMR imaging processing methods followed by a detailed discussion on the use of rsfMR imaging in presurgical planning. Example cases are provided to highlight the strengths and limitations of the technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-669
Number of pages15
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Eloquent cortex
  • Functional MR imaging
  • MLP
  • Multilayered perceptron
  • RSNs
  • Resting-state functional MR imaging
  • Resting-state networks
  • RsfMR imaging


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