Definition of neuroimaging in US English:



  • The process of producing images of the structure or activity of the brain or other part of the nervous system by techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging or computerized tomography.

    ‘more research is needed before scientists can use functional neuroimaging to confirm a diagnosis of the vegetative state’
    • ‘Neuroimaging has been used in a wide variety of memory studies pertinent to the ones we report.’
    • ‘Of the dozen or so new faculty members recently hired by his department, he says, 10 use primarily neuroimaging.’
    • ‘Ever more precise neurochemistry, neuroimaging, and functional neuroimaging techniques implicate these brain regions as well.’
    • ‘Recently, functional neuroimaging has been used to examine the brain mechanisms underlying age-related differences in face processing.’
    • ‘This new trial would add magnetic resonance images to map any differences in brain activation patterns, even though previous studies that attempted to use neuroimaging to define the disorder remain controversial.’
    • ‘There is a growing regard for the novelty and breadth of purposes for neuroimaging.’
    • ‘Beyond what she mentions here, we also see use of neuroimaging in finance, marketing, art, and even love.’
    • ‘On the frontier is the use of neuroimaging in market research.’
    • ‘Functional neuroimaging purports to offer just such a direct window on the mind's operations.’
    • ‘But inquiries into the ethics of neuroimaging may be a case of closing the barn door after the horse has escaped.’
    • ‘For all its flaws, neuroimaging is here to stay.’
    • ‘Neuroscience is a very broad field, with subdisciplines spanning anatomy, molecular biology, neurochemistry, electrophysiology, neuroimaging and behavior.’
    • ‘Taking neuroimaging outside of medicine, she dives into neuromarketing and beyond.’
    • ‘Neuroimaging is one tool to map out brain function to learn how the brain works.’
    • ‘As I've mentioned many times, advances in neuroimaging are critically important in order to understand the workings of the human brain, detect diseases before their clinical signs appear, develop targeted drug therapies for illnesses and to provide a better understanding of learning disabilities.’
    • ‘Functional/dynamic neuroimaging is a field undergoing particularly rapid development.’
    • ‘As a research team devoted to ethics in advanced neuroimaging, we are considering what this future may bring.’
    • ‘We have some hints that come from neuroimaging, like PET scans or MRIs, and from genetic studies.’
    • ‘Yes, there is an interesting discussion, though, around neuroimaging and how it might change our concept of moral and legal responsibility.’