Utility of Preoperative Blood-Oxygen-Level–Dependent Functional MR Imaging in Patients with a Central Nervous System Neoplasm

Ammar A. Chaudhry, Sohaib Naim, Maryam Gul, Abbas Chaudhry, Mike Chen, Rahul Jandial, Behnam Badie

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Abstract

Functional neuroimaging provides means to understand the relationship between brain structure and associated functions. Functional MR (fMR) imaging can offer a unique insight into preoperative planning for central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms by identifying areas of the brain effected or spared by the neoplasm. BOLD (blood-oxygen-level–dependent) fMR imaging can be reliably used to map eloquent cortex presurgically and is sufficiently accurate for neurosurgical planning. In patients with brain tumors undergoing neurosurgical intervention, fMR imaging can decrease postoperative morbidity. This article discusses the applications, significance, and interpretation of BOLD fMR imaging, and its applications in presurgical planning for CNS neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • BOLD fMR imaging
  • Neurovascular uncoupling
  • Sensorimotor
  • fMR imaging brain mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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