Clinical Application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Intraoperative Monitoring of the Spinal Cord and Mapping of the Motor Cortex
Since the first descriptions of the use of time-varying magnetic fields for non-invasive stimulation of nervous structures, this modality has been suggested as a versatile tool for studying and monitoring the nervous system [1, 2]. Much has been recently learned about the mechanisms of magnetic stimulation, its safety, and its potential applications. Studies in normal volunteers and those with neurologic disorders have led to important findings of the organization of the motor system in health and disease [3–13].
KeywordsTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation Motor Cortex Compound Muscle Action Potential Clinical Neurophysiology Magnetic Coil
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