A 42-year-old-man had focal left hand motor seizures. MR studies demonstrated a right posterior frontal brain tumor. Functional MRI was performed, localizing the motor cortex posterior to the lesion. The functional images were integrated with a neurosurgical navigation computer. A real-time intraoperative display of the anatomic and functional images was produced, registered to a neurosurgical probe. Excellent correlation was demonstrated between the functional maps and invasive electrophysiologic mapping performed at the time of craniotomy.
- Brain, diseases
- Brain, seizures
- Magnetic resonance imaging, functional
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging