Functional MRI of the Brain

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Functional MRI of the Brain
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our radiologists work closely with surgeons, oncologists and neurologists.
  • Offering the latest technology for functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Providing high-quality imaging for patients undergoing brain surgery

Before performing brain surgery to remove a tumor or abnormal brain tissue, doctors need to have the best possible picture of what is going on inside a patient’s head. 

That’s the role of functional brain imaging—a procedure that’s often performed at Yale Medicine before invasive operations.

Thanks to this technology, surgeons at Yale Medicine are able to pinpoint exactly where important structures in the brain are situated, so they know which areas to target and which ones to avoid. It’s a noninvasive and pain-free test that can make surgery safer and more successful.