Magnetic resonance imaging of the subthalamic nucleus for deep brain stimulation

A.S. Chandran, Michael Bynevelt, Christopher R.P. Lind

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    The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is one of the most important stereotactic targets in neurosurgery, and its accurate imaging is crucial. With improving MRI sequences there is impetus for direct targeting of the STN. High-quality, distortion-free images are paramount. Image reconstruction techniques appear to show the greatest promise in balancing the issue of geometrical distortion and STN edge detection. Existing spin echo- and susceptibility-based MRI sequences are compared with new image reconstruction methods. Quantitative susceptibility mapping is the most promising technique for stereotactic imaging of the STN.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)96-105
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


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