Title: Test-retest reliability of longitudinal task-based fMRI: Implications for developmental studies.
Authors: Herting, Megan M; Gautam, Prapti; Chen, Zhanghua; Mezher, Adam; Vetter, Nora C
Published In Dev Cogn Neurosci, (2018 10)
Abstract: Great advances have been made in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studies, including the use of longitudinal design to more accurately identify changes in brain development across childhood and adolescence. While longitudinal fMRI studies are necessary for our understanding of typical and atypical patterns of brain development, the variability observed in fMRI blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) signal and its test-retest reliability in developing populations remain a concern. Here we review the current state of test-retest reliability for child and adolescent fMRI studies (ages 5-18 years) as indexed by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). In addition to highlighting ways to improve fMRI test-retest reliability in developmental cognitive neuroscience research, we hope to open a platform for dialogue regarding longitudinal fMRI study designs, analyses, and reporting of results.
PubMed ID: 29158072
MeSH Terms: Adolescent; Brain Mapping/methods*; Brain/metabolism*; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Longitudinal Studies; Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods*; Male; Reproducibility of Results