The Effect of the Region of Interest Choice on the Results of Pyramidal Tract Representation by Diffusion Tensor Imaging – a Case Report

Authors: R. Bartoš 1,2;  A. Malucelli 1,2;  P. Bartoš 2;  D. Adámek 3;  J. Zárubová 4;  M. Sameš 1
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika UJEP a Krajská zdravotní a. s., Masarykova nemocnice v Ústí nad Labem, o. z. 1;  ICRC – Mezinárodní centrum klinického výzkumu, FN u sv. Anny v Brně 2;  Radiodiagnostické oddělení, Krajská zdravotní a. s., Masarykova nemocnice v Ústí nad Labem, o. z. 3;  Neurologická klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole, Praha 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(3): 354-358
Category: Case Report


In our short report, we show the relative nature of pyramidal tract representation using Diffusion Tensor Imaging in a patient with a precentral gyrus glioma and we discuss the factors that may affect tract reconstruction. We believe that, so far, inadequate attention has been paid in the published literature to the region of interest selection even though this is the key determinant of the imaging outcome.

Key words:
glioma – navigation – tractography – electric cortical stimulation

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.



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