July 2013

Introduction

Deep Brain Stimulation and Neuroradiology

Falgun Chokshi

Falgun Chokshi

The idea of using long, sharp metallic instruments to enter the anterior cranium and frontal lobes to “treat” certain disorders conjures up images of the infamous frontal lobotomies performed in Europe and the United States from the 1930s to 1950s. Over the … more »

Brain

Neuroimaging and Deep Brain Stimulation

Didier Dormont

Didier Dormont

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) was initially employed to cure intractable tremor in the early 1990s1 by A. Benabid, a French mathematician and stereotactic neurosurgeon who, at that time, described  bilateral subthalamic nucleus DBS for advanced Parkinson disease (PD).2 Coubes in Montpellier3 utilized … more »