Use of fMRI activation paradigms: A presurgical tool for mapping brain function

D. Cevolani, R. Agati, M. Leonardi

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Abstract

19.10 Conclusions: fMRI has proved to be a reliable, safe, reproducible method with which to presurgically define eloquent areas. This technique gives us the opportunity to know in advance the actual situation of a lesion so that the surgeonsmay plan their approach strategy. This technique also allows the establishment of a presurgical evaluation of risk and enables the patient to be fully aware at the moment of informed consent. Despite the increase in its clinical applications, fMRI is still underused in the clinical field and should be performed almost routinely before surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Field Brain MRI: Use in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages221-234
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540317759, 9783540317753
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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