Sensory motor cortex: Correlation of presurgical mapping with functional MR imaging and invasive cortical mapping

Clifford R. Jack, Richard M. Thompson, R. Kim Butts, Frank W. Sharbrough, Patrick J. Kelly, Dennis P. Hanson, Stephen J. Riederer, Richard L. Ehman, Nicholas J. Hangiandreou, Gregory D. Cascino

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe a clinically useful application of functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging - presurgical mapping of the sensory motor cortex - and to validate the results with established physiologic techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional MR mapping of the sensory motor cortex was performed in two women, aged 24 and 38 years. Both had intractable, simple partial motor seizures due to tumors located in or near the sensory motor cortex. They subsequently underwent invasive cortical mapping - direct cortical stimulation and/or sensory-evoked-potential recording - to localize the affected sensory motor area prior to tumor resection. RESULTS: In both patients, the functional MR study demonstrated task activation of the sensory motor cortex. In both cases, results of cortical functional mapping with invasive techniques matched those obtained with functional MR imaging. CONCLUSION: Presurgical mapping of the sensory motor cortex is a potentially useful clinical application of functional MR imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology
Volume190
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1994

Keywords

  • Blood, flow dynamics
  • Brain, blood flow, 10.919
  • Brain, function, 10.919
  • Epilepsy
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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