Physical and physiological consequences of passive intra-oral shimming.
Imaging the human orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) with fMRI is problematic due to the proximity of this region to the air-filled sinuses, which causes susceptibility artifacts. Placing a strongly diamagnetic material into the mouth ('mouthshim') of a human volunteer can significantly reduce the artifacts in this region. Using the same combined olfactory and visual fMRI paradigm, we compared brain activation and static B0 field maps of participants being scanned both with and without the 'mouthshim...Expand abstract
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