Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging studies analyse sequences of brain volumes whose intensity changes predominantly reflect blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) effects. The most comprehensive signal model to date of the BOLD effect is formulated as a continuous-time system of nonlinear stochastic differential equations. In this paper we present a particle filtering method for the analysis of the BOLD system, and demonstrate it to be both accurate and robust in estimating the hidden physiological states including cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, total deoxyhemoglobin content, and the flow inducing signal, from functional imaging data.


Conference paper

Publication Date





292 - 299


Algorithms, Brain, Brain Mapping, Computer Simulation, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Models, Neurological, Oxygen, Oxygen Consumption, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity