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Abstract #3490

High Resolution Facial Nerve Tractography in Patient with Vestibular Schwannoma

Qiqi Tong1, Ting Gong1, Jing Jin2, Xiujue Zheng2, Lude Cheng3, Hongjian He1, and Jianhui Zhong1

1Center for Brain Imaging Science and Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, 2Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, 3Application Team, Siemens Healthcare, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Reliable tractography of specific abnormal brain nerves such as the facial nerve displaced by vestibular schwannoma is necessary for estimating risk before the surgery. Single-shot diffusion EPI sequence has been used previously to reconstruct tractography of facial nerve but suffered severe distortion in the basicranial region. Here we performed high resolution anatomical and diffusion scans in patients with vestibular schwannoma, in order to track the facial nerve and provide reliable result for the surgeons to evaluate the surgical risk.

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