neuroimaging

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neuroimaging

(no͝or′ō-ĭm′ĭ-jĭng, nyo͝or′-)
n.
Radiological imaging that depicts brain structure or function.

neuroimaging

Imaging
1. Any imaging technique–eg, PET scans, functional MRI, used to evaluate functional aspects of neural activity  .
2. Images obtained from the head which detect any abnormal mass, but which do not identify a specific type of tumor.

neuroimaging

(noor?o-im'a-jing) [ neuro- + imaging]
The visual or graphic representation of the anatomy, blood flow, electrical activity, metabolism, oxygen usage, receptor sites, or other physiological functions of the central nervous system.

volumetric neuroimaging

Volumetric brain imaging.

Neuroimaging

The use of x ray studies and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) to detect abnormalities or trace pathways of nerve activity in the central nervous system.
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Communication through brain scanning may not be "effective" compared to communication achievable with individuals suffering from other disabilities.
Ultimately, there are two clear choices: (1) courts can require more scientific support for brain scanning as a means of communication, or (2) courts can accept the current body of scientific literature on brain scanning as sufficiently strong evidence for requiring health care facilities to provide this technology.
Even so, vegetative state patients may have to wait for more scientific evidence to confirm that brain scanning can detect conscious thought before any such requirement is imposed.
For example, studies have already established the possibility of using brain scanning to ask patients if they are in any pain.
If a health care facility already has brain-scanning equipment available, can charge patients additional fees to undergo scanning, or will be able to use brain scanning as a replacement diagnostic tool for some patients, the burden of providing brain-scanning devices to vegetative state patients will be lightened.