MRI can Predict the Response to Therapeutic Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Stroke Patients.

@article{Emara2009MRICP,
  title={MRI can Predict the Response to Therapeutic Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Stroke Patients.},
  author={Tamer Emara and Nevine El Nahas and Hanaa Abd Elkader and Samia Ashour and Anwar El Etrebi},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that purposeful modulation of excitability by up regulation in primary motor area (M1) in the lesioned hemisphere or down regulation of excitability in M1 intact hemisphere can influence function in the paretic hand.. OBJECTIVES 1- To determine if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) delineation of lesion has an impact on the modality and site of rTMS stimulation, and 2- To determine whether MRI can predict the degree of recovery of motor function after rTMS… CONTINUE READING