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Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Feb;25(1):19-24. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000073.

Presurgical Mapping of the Language Network Using Resting-state Functional Connectivity.

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*Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown †Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences, Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Abstract

Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (resting-state fMRI) is a tool for investigating the functional networks that arise during the resting state of the brain. Recent advances of the resting-state fMRI analysis suggest its feasibility for evaluating language function. The most common clinical application is for presurgical mapping of cortex for a brain tumor or for resective epilespy surgery. In this article, we review the techniques and presurgical applications of resting-state fMRI analysis for language evaluation, and discuss the use in the clinical setting, focusing on planning for neurosurgery.

PMID:
26848557
PMCID:
PMC4833007
DOI:
10.1097/RMR.0000000000000073
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