Test-retest reliability of time-varying patterns of brain activity across single band and multiband resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy older adults

Marie Stephanie Cahart*, Flavio Dell’Acqua, Vincent Giampietro, Joana Cabral, Maarten Timmers, Johannes Streffer, Steven Einstein, Fernando Zelaya, Steven C.R. Williams, Owen O’Daly

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Abstract

Leading Eigenvector Dynamics Analysis (LEiDA) is an analytic approach that characterizes brain activity recorded with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) as a succession of discrete phase-locking patterns, or states, that consistently recur over time across all participants. LEiDA allows for the extraction of three state-related measures which have previously been key to gaining a better understanding of brain dynamics in both healthy and clinical populations: the probability of occurrence of a given state, its lifetime and the probability of switching from one state to another. The degree to which test-retest reliability of the LEiDA measures may be affected by increasing MRI multiband (MB) factors in comparison with single band sequences is yet to be established. In this study, 24 healthy older adults were scanned over three sessions, on weeks 0, 1, and 4. On each visit, they underwent a conventional single band resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) scan and three different MB rs-fMRI scans, with MB factors of 4, with and without in-plane acceleration, and 6 without in-plane acceleration. We found test-retest reliability scores to be significantly higher with MB factor 4 with and without in-plane acceleration for most cortical networks. These findings will inform the choice of acquisition parameters for future studies and clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number980280
JournalFrontiers In Human Neuroscience
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • brain dynamics
  • functional connectivity
  • multiband (MB)
  • phase synchronization
  • reliability
  • resting-state
  • single band

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