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Pre-surgical mapping of language and motor networks using task and resting state fMRI

The proposed research seeks to develop a new protocol for acquisition and analysis of resting state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) data and to evaluate its applicability in clinical setting as a method to map eloquent brain areas for brain surgery planning in patients who cannot comply with task fMRI (t-fMRI) demands.

Language and motor networks from t-fMRI (yellow and blue) and rs-fMRI (red) in a patient with epilepsy

Figure 1: Language and motor networks from t-fMRI (yellow and blue) and rs-fMRI (red) in a patient with epilepsy.

Pre-surgical language mapping with fMRI

Figure 2: Pre-surgical language mapping with fMRI.