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dc.contributor.authorVaghefi, Ehsan
dc.contributor.authorCai, Peng
dc.contributor.authorFang, Fang
dc.contributor.authorByblow, Winston D.
dc.contributor.authorStinear, Cathy M.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Benjamin 18:35:42 (GMT) 18:35:42 (GMT)
dc.descriptionEhsan Vaghefi, Peng Cai, Fang Fang, Winston D. Byblow, Cathy M. Stinear, and Benjamin Thompson, “MRI Guided Brain Stimulation without the Use of a Neuronavigation System,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 647510, 8 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/647510en
dc.description.abstractA key issue in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is the accurate localization of scalp positions that correspond to targeted cortical areas. The current gold standard is to combine structural and functional brain imaging with a commercially available “neuronavigation” system. However, neuronavigation systems are not commonplace outside of specialized research environments. Here we describe a technique that allows for the use of participant-specific functional and structural MRI data to guide NIBS without a neuronavigation system. Surface mesh representations of the head were generated using Brain Voyager and vectors linking key anatomical landmarks were drawn on the mesh. Our technique was then used to calculate the precise distances on the scalp corresponding to these vectors. These calculations were verified using actual measurements of the head and the technique was used to identify a scalp position corresponding to a brain area localized using functional MRI.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by grants from Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand to Ehsan Vaghefi and from the Health Research Council, University of Auckland, Faculty Development Research Fund, and Auckland Medical Research Foundation to Benjamin Thompson.en
dc.publisherHindawi Publishingen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectNon-invasive brain stimulationen
dc.subjectTranscranial direct current stimulationen
dc.subjectTranscranial magnetic stimulationen
dc.subjectAnatomical landmarksen
dc.subjectTarget localizationen
dc.titleMRI guided brain stimulation without the use of a neuro-navigation system.en
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVaghefi, E., Cai, P., Fang, F., Byblow, W. D., Stinear, C. M., & Thompson, B. (2015). MRI Guided Brain Stimulation without the Use of a Neuronavigation System. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1–8.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Scienceen
uws.contributor.affiliation2School of Optometry and Vision Scienceen

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