Brain mapping: preoperative planning with functional MRI -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Brain mapping: preoperative planning with functional MRI

Interview with Dr. Alexander Smirnov, Neuroradiology Department, "N.N. Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery", Moscow


Image: Dr. Alexander Smirnov; Copyright: privat

Dr. Alexander Smirnov

You can find more exciting content about imaging here:

Image: tb-fMRI Scan; Copyright: A. Smirnov

With the fMRI, images of at least two states must be taken and compared – in the activity state at the desired stimulus situation (tb-fMRI) and in the rest state without stimulus (rs-fMRI).

Image: rs-fMRI Scan; Copyright: A. Smirnov

Thanks to the various images, it is possible to see which brain regions were addressed by the stimulus situation. This allows conclusions to be drawn about brain function.

Products and exhibitors related to imaging and neurology

Image: Imaging at MEDICA; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
Image: Close-up of a woman lying in an MRI device; Copyright: Robinson

With functional MRI, the activity level of certain brain areas can be made visible.

Bild: Elena Blume; Copyright: P. Schmitz

Read also in our Topic of the Month: