Functional neuroimaging: towards more accurate diagnosis of disorders of consciousness

When and how should functional imaging techniques be used in the assessment of children with disorders of consciousness (DOC)?

Dr Varina Boerwinkle, director of the Functional MRI and Neuroscience lab, and the Neurocritical Care Program, at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona, USA, provided some answers in a CNS 2021 presentation reviewing recent developments in acute-phase DOC.