Does navigated transcranial stimulation increase the accuracy of tractography? A prospective clinical trial based on intraoperative motor evoked potential monitoring during deep brain stimulation.

@article{Forster2015DoesNT,
  title={Does navigated transcranial stimulation increase the accuracy of tractography? A prospective clinical trial based on intraoperative motor evoked potential monitoring during deep brain stimulation.},
  author={Marie-Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Forster and Alexander Claudius Hoecker and Jun-Suk Kang and Johanna Quick and V. Seifert and Elke Hattingen and R{\"u}diger Hilker and Lutz Martin Weise},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={766-75; discussion 775-6}
}
BACKGROUND Tractography based on diffusion tensor imaging has become a popular tool for delineating white matter tracts for neurosurgical procedures. OBJECTIVE To explore whether navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) might increase the accuracy of fiber tracking. METHODS Tractography was performed according to both anatomic delineation of the motor cortex (n = 14) and nTMS results (n = 9). After implantation of the definitive electrode, stimulation via the electrode was… CONTINUE READING