Special Considerations/Technical Limitations of Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Mar 13, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Special Considerations/Technical Limitations of Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

In this review, limitations affecting the results of presurgical mapping with blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are discussed. There is a great need to standardize fMRI acquisition and…

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Applications of Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Epilepsy

Mar 13, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Applications of Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Epilepsy

The lifetime prevalence of epilepsy ranges from 2.7 to 12.4 per 1000 in Western countries. Around 30% of patients with epilepsy remain refractory to antiepileptic drugs and continue to have…

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Preoperative Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Mar 13, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Preoperative Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Preoperative mapping has revolutionized neurosurgical care for brain tumor patients. Maximizing resections has improved diagnosis, optimized treatment algorithms, and decreased potentially devastating postoperative deficits. Although mapping has multiple steps and…

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