Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2023 , Vol 33 , Num 3
Magnetic Resonance Tractography in Preoperative Surgical Planning: Assesment of Its Impact
Macit TERZİ1,İhsan DOĞAN1
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye Magnetic resonance tensor tractography has been introduced as an innovative imaging tool that makes it possible to visualize subcortical pathways. Accurate surgical planning is possible by supporting neuroanatomy knowledge with radiological data. Diffusion tensor tractography maps may help understand the patologies of white matter pathways coused by the mass effect of a brain tumor. In addition, it is an auxiliary imaging tool used integrated with intraoperative neuronavigation systems and determines resection margins during surgery. Diffusion tensor tractography is an effective imaging technique that helps determine safe resection margins by identifying white matter pathways and helps increase the safety and effectiveness of surgery. Anahtar Kelimeler : Diffusion tensor imaging, Intraoperative assistive techniques, Magnetic resonance imaging, Tractography