The anatomical and electrophysiological subthalamic nucleus visualized by 3-T magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Patil2012TheAA,
  title={The anatomical and electrophysiological subthalamic nucleus visualized by 3-T magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Parag G. Patil and Erin C Conrad and J. Wayne Aldridge and Thomas L. Chenevert and Kelvin L. Chou},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1089-95; discussion 1095}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate localization of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is critical to the success of deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson disease. Recent developments in high-field-strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made it possible to visualize the STN in greater detail. However, the relationship of the MR-visualized STN to the anatomic, electrophysiological, or atlas-predicted STN remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the size of the STN visualized on 3-T MRI compared… CONTINUE READING