Motor neuron disease: Evaluation of ALS via transcranial magnetic stimulation

@article{Chase2014MotorND,
  title={Motor neuron disease: Evaluation of ALS via transcranial magnetic stimulation},
  author={Adam W. Chase},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={485-485}
}
A new study has used navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to map cortical projections to the hands in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This technique could facilitate and standardize the measurement of upper limb dysfunction in ALS, which typically relies on clinical examination. Individual muscles are represented in distinct areas within motor cortex, which can be mapped by targeting an area with TMS and then measuring induced muscle activity with… CONTINUE READING