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Special Surgical Considerations for Functional Brain Mapping

Institution:
Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publisher:
W.B. Saunders
Publication Date:
Apr-2011
Journal:
Neurosurg Clin N Am
Volume Number:
22
Issue Number:
2
Pages:
111-32
Citation:
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;22(2):111-32.
PubMed ID:
21435565
PMCID:
PMC3064825
Keywords:
Surgery, Functional brain mapping, Imaging, Presurgical planning
Appears in Collections:
NCIGT, SLICER
Sponsors:
P01 CA067165/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
P41 RR019703/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
Generated Citation:
Kekhia H., Rigolo L., Norton I., Golby A.J. Special Surgical Considerations for Functional Brain Mapping. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;22(2):111-32. PMID: 21435565. PMCID: PMC3064825.
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The development of functional mapping techniques gives neurosurgeons many options for preoperative planning. Integrating functional and anatomic data can inform patient selection and surgical planning and makes functional mapping more accessible than when only invasive studies were available. However, the applications of functional mapping to neurosurgical patients are still evolving. Functional imaging remains complex and requires an understanding of the underlying physiologic and imaging characteristics. Neurosurgeons must be accustomed to interpreting highly processed data. Successful implementation of functional image-guided procedures requires efficient interactions between neurosurgeon, neurologist, radiologist, neuropsychologist, and others, but promises to enhance the care of patients.

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