Ultra High Field MRI-Guided Deep Brain Stimulation

Trends Biotechnol. 2017 Oct;35(10):904-907. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.06.010.


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical treatment for neurological disorders often planned with 1.5-T or 3-T MRI. The clinical efficacy of DBS can be improved using ultrahigh-field (UHF) MRI for planning by increasing the level of precision required for an individualized approach.

Keywords: MRI; Parkinson’s disease; basal ganglia; deep brain stimulation; subthalamic nucleus; ultra high field.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain* / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain* / physiopathology
  • Deep Brain Stimulation*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Parkinson Disease* / diagnostic imaging
  • Parkinson Disease* / physiopathology
  • Parkinson Disease* / therapy