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URMC doctors breaking barriers with brain mapping program

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ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER ARE GETTING RECOGNIZED AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AFTER MANY SUCCESSFUL SURGERIES OVER THE YEARS– BRAIN MAPPING IS A WAY FOR DOCTORS TO TREAT PATIENTS

THE U OF R WANTS TO PARTNER WITH OTHER MEDICAL CENTERS– TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES ((DBOX)) KAYLA GREEN IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE ON WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING KAYLA? ((KAYLA/NEWS)) THE U OF R IS USING BRAIN MAPPING TO HELP REMOVE TUMORS– WITHOUT REDUCING ANY BRAIN FUNCTIONS BASIC ELECTRICAL BRAIN MAPPING HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1950S– BUT OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS– IT'S BECOME MUCH MORE ADVANCED AND PRECISE ((PKG)) "" ((VO)) BRAIN MAPPING IS BEING USED TO STUDY PATIENTS WITH A TUMOR– BEFORE THEY GO INTO THE OPERATING ROOM

BRADFORD MAHON IS THE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR FOR TRANSLATIONAL BRAIN MAPPING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER HE SAYS BRAIN MAPPING HELPS SURGEONS GET A BETTER PICTURE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL BRAIN ((SOT)) by mapping the changes in oxygen consumption throughout the brain we're able to infer which parts of the brain support which types of abilites in a specific individual ((VO)) HOW IT WORKS– A PATIENT'S BRAIN IS MAPPED BEFORE SURGERY– THROUGH FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING DURING SURGERY– THEY ARE WOKEN UP– AND ASKED TO PERFORM COGNITIVE TASKS THE SURGEON WILL TRIGGER THE BRAIN WITH AN ELECTRICAL STIMULATOR– AND OBSERVE HOW IT AFFECTS THE TASK

DOCTOR WEBSTER PILCHER– HAS PERFORMED SEVERAL OF THESE SURGERIES ((SOT)) when we stimulate in a language area the patient has trouble getting language out when we stimulate in a motor area the patient finds agains their will part of their body begins to move none of this is painful some of my patients have told me the experience of being awake during surgery was the coolest thing they ever did ((KAYLA/NEWS)) THE NEXT STEP– IS TO SHARE INFORMATION BETWEEN MEDICAL CENTERS DOCTOR PILCHER SAYS THEY'VE BEEN TRAVELING TO THE TOP TEN CENTERS FOR AWAKE BRAIN SURGERIES

THE GOAL IS TO CREATE A DATABASE WITH BRAIN MAPPING INFORMATION FROM ALL THESE CENTERS – HE SAYS THIS WAY– SURGEONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER IN THE NEWSROOM– KAYLA GREEN– NEWS 8 ((ADAM/1-SH)) THANK YOU, KAYLA THE INFORMATION

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