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Grand Rounds: Functional Neuroimaging: Current and Future Trends


By Shankar Ganapathy, MD , Division Director, MRI - Neuroradiology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio


More about Shankar Srinivas Ganapathy, MD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Illustrate the utility and clinical applications of functional neuroimaging in current practice. 2. Describe the role of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, brain tumors and congenital malformations. 3. Explain some of the ongoing functional imaging research in areas such as autism spectrum, psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Newly developed neuroimaging techniques, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), will aid in diagnosis and treatment of various neurocognitive disorders, such as congenital malformations, autism and traumatic brain injury.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.