Brain mapping is an imaging technique to study biological characteristics and functions of the brains and spinal cord through maps.
Doctors use Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), diffusion MRI (dMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and other scanning techniques, to map and locate brain chemicals or shrinkages.
Doctors and neurosurgeons use brain mapping to plan brain and spinal surgeries such as that of epilepsy, brain tumors that removes the diseased part of the brain. Brain mapping is also used in diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, eating disorders and more can also be examined using different brain imaging techniques.
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