cortical mapping


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cortical mapping

Establishing the relationship between various structures of the brain and their functions. It is a technique used in neurosurgery to determine which parts of a diseased brain may be safely excised. Maps made of eloquent brain structures help surgeons minimize the damage they do when they remove tumors or seizure foci.
Synonym: brain mapping
See also: mapping
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Functional MRI involves detection of eloquent cerebral cortex, which should be avoided during tumor resection, and is a useful adjuvant to neurosurgical cortical mapping.
Image-guided awake craniotomy with cortical mapping for tumor resection was performed in 48 patients and 11 were operated on using an open magnet designed for real-time, image-guided brain surgery.
With over 90 installations world-wide, the NBS System is CE-marked and FDA-cleared for cortical mapping prior to neurosurgery.