Advanced Imaging Technologies and Workflows for DBS Surgery


Volker Arnd Coenen, MD, Neurosurgeon from the University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany, presents how his institution is advancing workflows for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and discusses current advanced imaging technologies. Specifically, he discusses tremor and in more detail the treatment of major depression. He then delves into how machine learning has aided personalized DTI tractographic planning for DBS of the superolateral Medial Forebrain Bundle (MFB) with hierarchical harmonic filters for learning tracts from diffusion MRI (HAMLET).


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Also, Brainlab asked me to give a presentation of what we try to do to advance the workflows that we're currently using. And I'm a heavy user of the Elements system as well now that my disclosures are seen down there. And I'm talking about those advanced imaging technologies. Now we're coming out of a world where we were basically treating nuclei and nodes of networks. And there was a nice discussion on that in one of the symposia on Monday. And [inaudible 00:00:34.959] has actually laid out that actually we've been always been thinking about nodes, and networks, and...

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