Illustration of dynamic magnetic susceptibility perturbation in a NAB-weighted cortical region. It is shown that the voxel at the central NAB region produces the maximum susceptibility perturbation (in comparison with the voxels outside the central NAB), and the dynamic susceptibility perturbation may assume a pres-stimulus transient initial dip (at t1) and small post-stimulus undershoot (at t5) in addition to the prevailing response mode (between t2 and t4). For dynamic BOLD fMRI simulation, the neurovascular coupling process should be numerically characterized by a dynamic magnetic susceptibility perturbation in a cortical region. It is noted that the voxel susceptibility timecourses are not necessarily mathematically tractable for numerical representations.
Chen and Calhoun BMC Medical Imaging 2012 12:8 doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-8