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OBJECT There is continuous interest in the monitoring of language function during tumor resection around the frontotemporal regions of the dominant hemisphere. The aim of this study was to visualize language-related subcortical connections, such as the arcuate fasciculus (AF) by diffusion tensor (DT) imaging-based tractography. METHODS Twenty-two patients(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) were performed in six subjects during self-paced finger movement performance, tactile somatosensory stimulation and binaural auditory stimulation using identical stimulation paradigms. Both functional imaging modalities localized brain activity in adjacent areas of anatomically(More)
To assess the clinical value of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in investigating the origin of secondary bilateral synchrony (SBS) in patients with partial epilepsy. MEG and simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG) were recorded with a 204-channel whole-head MEG system in 2 patients. The equivalent current dipoles (ECDs) for epileptic discharges on MEG were(More)
Three patients undergoing surgery for cerebello-pontine angle meningioma suffered transient episodes of asystole. All patients exhibited return to the previous heart rate with cessation of surgical manipulations and administration of anticholinergic agents. These reactions were apparently elicited by activation of the trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) by direct(More)
Benign epilepsy of childhood with rolandic spikes (BECRS) is an electroclinical syndrome characterized by partial sensorimotor seizures with centrotemporal spikes. We report a detailed localization analysis of spontaneous magnetic brain activities in seven BECRS patients using magnetoencephalography (MEG). All patients had BECRS diagnosis with typical(More)
OBJECTIVE It is known that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) are sensitive to the frontal and temporal language function, respectively. Therefore, we established combined use of fMRI and MEG to make reliable identification of the global language dominance in pathological brain conditions. METHODS We investigated(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was better preoperative planning and direct application to intraoperative procedures through accurate coregistration of diffusion-tensor (DT) imaging-based tractography results and anatomical three-dimensional magnetic resonance images and subsequent importation of the combined images to a neuronavigation system (functional(More)
High gamma activity (HGA) has been shown to be positively correlated with blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) responses in the primary cortices with simple tasks. It is, however, an open question whether the correlation is simply applied to the association areas related to higher cognitive functions. The aim of this study is to investigate quantitative(More)
The identity of the glucose transporters (GLUT) expressed in neurons in situ has yet to be fully established. In the present study we have isolated the GLUT3 (RGT3) cDNA and produced anti RGT3 polyclonal antibody allowing us to investigate the cellular localization and tissue distributions of RGT3 mRNA and protein in the central nervous system of the rat by(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we visualized the eloquent motor system including the somatosensory-motor cortex and corticospinal tract on a neuronavigation system, integrating magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and anisotropic diffusion-weighted MRI (ADWI). METHODS Four patients with brain lesions adjacent to the(More)