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Hello. Can a functional MRI show whether a person is ok or not?

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Dr. Timothy Mosher
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In brief: No

A functional MRI or fmri is a special MRI technique that looks at change in brain metabolism and blood flow in response to specific tasks, for example looking a picutures of faces.
The information obtained is specific to the task being tested and is not a general assessment of an person's health. Fmri is primarily a research technique with a few approved clinical indications.

In brief: No

A functional MRI or fmri is a special MRI technique that looks at change in brain metabolism and blood flow in response to specific tasks, for example looking a picutures of faces.
The information obtained is specific to the task being tested and is not a general assessment of an person's health. Fmri is primarily a research technique with a few approved clinical indications.
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