Magnetic resonance (MR) acoustic scanner noise may negatively affect the performance of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a problem that worsens at the higher field strengths proposed to enhance fMRI. We present an overview of the current knowledge on the effects of confounding acoustic MR noise in fMRI experiments. The principles and effectiveness of various methods to reduce acoustic noise in fMRI are discussed, practical considerations are addressed and recommendations are made.

Acoustic noise, Acoustic noise reduction, EPI, fMRI, MRI, SPL,
Human Brain Mapping
Department of Radiology

Moelker, A, & Pattynama, P.M.T. (2003). Acoustic Noise Concerns in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Human Brain Mapping (Vol. 20, pp. 123–141). doi:10.1002/hbm.10134