Guidelines and Practical Considerations for Language Mapping in Clinical Cohorts using Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
This Masterclass presented by Dr. Roozbeh Rezaie will discuss, "how since it’s adoption in clinical practice, much progress has been made in developing and optimizing MEG as a non-invasive tool for localizing language-specific cortex and determining hemispheric dominance for language, particularly in the context of surgical management of epilepsy and brain tumors. Here, Dr. Roozbeh Rezaie will review the utility of MEG as an alternative to traditional invasive diagnostic methods often considered as the “gold standard” techniques for identifying language-specific and determining laterality. Subsequently, we will discuss the application of appropriate MEG language-mapping protocols developed to reliably generate spatiotemporal profiles of language activity. In particular, emphasis will be placed on best-practices for executing validated MEG language-mapping paradigms in adult and pediatric populations, in a variety of scenarios. Furthermore, the practical aspects of analyzing MEG language mapping data will be discussed in detail, using clinical case studies, to illustrate the manner in which brain regions supporting linguistic functions are localized and judgements regarding hemispheric dominance are made. The overall objective of this didactic session will be to familiarize interested practitioners with the advantages (and limitations) of MEG as a functional neuroimaging technique for mapping language and, more importantly, serve as a guide for successfully acquiring and interpreting MEG language mapping data, in a clinical context."
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*MEGIN does not endorse any applications or treatments mentioned at this event. TRIUX™ neo is intended to non-invasively locate regions of epileptic activity within the brain and, in conjunction with other diagnostic data, in neurosurgical planning. All other applications are research in nature.