We've just received an interesting report written by Bärbel Hüsing, Lutz Jäncke and Brigitte Tag assessing the impact of the various neuroimaging tools available today. It attempts to survey how these brain imaging techniques are used, both in clinical and in cognitive neuroscience. It discusses the costs associated with the individual imaging techniques, the training requirements of the researchers conducting imaging experiments, and the safety of patients and subjects. Interestingly, it also dives into many of neuroethical questions discussed here on BrainEthics, including the use of neuroimaging to inform pedagogy, marketing, and "forensic psychology" (read: lie detection). In short, it will interest all people mindful of the neuroethical consequences of neuroimaging research.
I've just started reading the book. When finished I will post a more detailed review here on the blog.
B. Hüsing, L. Jäncke & B. Tag (2006): Impact Assessment of Neuroimaging. Zürich: IOS Press. [Link to publisher's site.]