Relationship between focused ultrasound thalamotomy sensory side effects and thalamic structure

Takeaway

  • Imaging analysis of patients with persistent side effects of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) thalamotomy may identify thalamic regions associated with increased risk of sensory side effects, which can aid in targeting to avoid adverse effects.

Why this matters ?

    MRgFUS thalamotomy has been shown to be an effective treatment for tremor but is associated with sensory adverse effects; understanding the relationship between MRgFUS lesions and sensory symptoms will aid in improved treatment outcomes.