Eloquent Brain, Ethical Challenges: Functional Brain Mapping in Neurosurgery

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Abstract

Functional brain mapping is an increasingly relied upon tool in presurgical planning and intraoperative decision making. Mapping allows personalization of structure-function relationships when surgical or other treatment of pathology puts eloquent functioning like language or vision at risk. As an innovative technology, functional brain mapping holds great promise but also raises important ethical questions. In this article, recent work in neuroethics on functional imaging and functional neurosurgery is explored and applied to functional brain mapping. Specific topics discussed in this article are incidental findings, responsible innovation, and informed consent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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Brain Mapping
Neurosurgery
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Informed Consent
Decision Making
Language
Pathology
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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Eloquent Brain, Ethical Challenges : Functional Brain Mapping in Neurosurgery. / Klein, Eran.

In: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.06.2015, p. 291-295.

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