Meeting Banner
Abstract #4291

Influence of Combined FMRI and MR Tractography on Operative Planning of Brain Tumors: Initial Experience in a Histopathologically Variable Subset of Tumors

Hossam Moussa Sakr1, Mona Adel Mohamed2, Hasan Mohamed Jalalod'din3, Yasser Abd El Aziem Abbas1

1radiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; 2radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, United States; 3neurosurgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Functional MRI and tractography are two non invasive methods to assess the relation of and possible affection of eloquent cortical brain centers as well as white matter tracts by brain tumors, in this study we show that adding functional and tractography data to the conventional MR data modify the decision of therapy aiming to avoid or minimize post operative deficit.