48 patients with 50 supratentorial gliomas were studied by functional MRI for motor and language areas before operation. Reliability of fMRI was evaluated comparing with Wada test and the brain mapping and/or cortical stimulation during awake surgery. For detecting motor area, activation of fMRI presented a reliable correlation with brain mapping when patients could follow tasks. Combined examination of fMRI with Wada test is useful to detect the speech area of the brain.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging