Please check out the accompanying podcast of this blog post (also known as “Annotated Bibliography”):http://www.ajnr.org/site/Podcasts/May2015AnnotBiblio.mp3 1. Kuchcinshi G, Mellerio C, Pallud J, et al. Three-tesla functional MR language mapping: Comparison with direct cortical stimulation in gliomas. Neurology. 2015;84:560–568.
The authors evaluated 3T fMRI language mapping to direct cortical stimulation (DCS) during awake surgery in 40 patients with supratentorial gliomas (24 low-grade, 16 high-grade). They aimed to identify the clinical, histopathologic, and radiologic factors associated with fMRI/DCS discrepancies. Three block-designed tasks were performed during fMRI (letter word generation, category word generation, semantic association). They found that the sensitivity and specificity … Continue reading >>