Meeting Banner
Abstract #3931

Improved pre-surgical causal language mapping combining 3T and 7T fMRI with TMS and E-field modelling in a young tumour patient

Anna-Lisa Schuler1, Georg Widhalm1, Michael Woletz1, Martin Tik1, Roland Fischer1, Karl Rössler1, and Christian Windischberger1
1Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Here, we have optimised pre-surgical language mapping using navigated TMS with advanced E-field modelling and precise stimulation pulse timing. We employed a multi-modal approach incorporating ultra-high field (3 and 7 Tesla) functional magnetic resonance imaging, functional causal mapping including neuronavigated repetitive TMS, a software that allows for well-defined targeting and visual stimulus delay timings, as well as an advanced E-field/behavioural analysis. With this approach we could show that ‘virtual lesions’ close to tumour tissue yields clear spatial maps of functional impairment in language production.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to 2020 meeting attendees and eLibrary customers only; a login is required.

Join Here