Clinical Functional MRI

Presurgical Functional Neuroimaging

  • C. Stippich

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Christoph Stippich
    Pages 1-7
  3. Thomas P. Naidich, Tarek A. Yousry
    Pages 53-85
  4. Christoph Stippich, Maria Blatow, Karsten Krakow
    Pages 87-134
  5. Karsten Krakow, Ulrike Lengler
    Pages 135-148
  6. Volker M. Tronnier
    Pages 149-166
  7. Stéphane Lehéricy, Hugues Duffau, Pierre-François Van de Moortele, Christine Delmaire
    Pages 167-187
  8. Jan Kassubek, Freimut D. Juengling
    Pages 189-207
  9. B. Thomas, C. Sage, M. Eyssen, S. Kovacs, R. Peeters, S. Sunaert
    Pages 209-226
  10. Ronald Peeters, Stefan Sunaert
    Pages 227-249
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-271

About this book


Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has contributed significantly to progress in neuroscience by permitting noninvasive imaging of the "human brain at work" under physiological conditions. Within clinical neuroimaging, fMRI is opening up a new diagnostic field by measuring and visualizing brain function. However, fMRI is not yet a standard diagnostic imaging procedure.

This textbook is devoted to preoperative fMRI in patients with brain tumors and epilepsies, which are the most well-established clinical applications. By localizing and lateralizing specific brain functions in individual patients, as well as epileptogenic zones, fMRI facilitates the selection of a safe treatment and the planning and performance of function-preserving neurosurgery.

State of the art fMRI procedures are presented, with detailed consideration of practical aspects, imaging and data processing, normal and pathological findings, and diagnostic possibilities and limitations. The relevant information on brain physiology, functional neuroanatomy, imaging technique, and methodology is provided by recognized experts in these fields. Further chapters address the validity of presurgical functional localization, multimodality functional neuroimaging, brain plasticity, and pitfalls, tips, and tricks. The book is designed to be of value to beginners, trained clinicians and experts alike.


Epilepsie FMRI Tumor brain tumors epilepsy functional neuroimaging neurosurgery

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Stippich
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeuroradiologyDepartment of NeuroradiologyHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24469-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49976-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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