Utility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging for identifying language cortices in patients with vascular malformations.

TitleUtility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging for identifying language cortices in patients with vascular malformations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPouratian, N, Bookheimer SY, Rex DE, Martin NA, Toga AW
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume97
Issue1
Pagination21-32
Date Published2002 Jul
ISSN0022-3085
KeywordsBrain Mapping, cerebral cortex, Female, Humans, Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, Language, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Predictive Value of Tests, Preoperative Care, Sensitivity and Specificity
Abstract

The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging in the prediction of whether a given cortical area would be deemed essential for language processing by electrocortical stimulation mapping (ESM).

Alternate JournalJ. Neurosurg.