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Neuroimaging is defined as the use of "techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function or pharmacology of the nervous system." It’s a general way to advance neuroscience through principles of observation and direct application. It comes in many forms, from digital neural networks to direct mechanical interactive technologies.
Some neuroimaging tools focus on mapping the physical brain, where others are aimed at identifying brain activity. The relatively new field of brain activity diagnosis is often accomplished through magnetic encephalopathy, a modern imaging technique.
The American Society of Neuroimaging claims that the goal is to assist neurology professionals in various ways. As a new type of imaging, neuroimaging will have a role in the treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions, from life-threatening brain injuries to more routine brain activity analysis applied to various fields.