Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

DBS is an effective surgical treatment for some of the drug-refractory movement disorders. In order to improve the clinical interpretation of patients symptoms, a system was developed to precisely locate the anatomic electrodes position.

The system allows:

  • To obtain the 3D location of DBS’s electrodes
  • Segmentation of deep brain structures

Anatomic position of DBS electrodes in the individual space (red) and GPi deep brain structure (green) on a 3D view.

DBS Project Featuring Video

Key Publications:

  • Moreira da Silva, N., Rozanski, V. E., Tafula, S. M. N., & da Silva Cunha, J. P. (2014). Precise 3D Deep Brain Stimulation Electrode Location based on Multimodal Neuroimage Fusion. In PhyCS (pp. 48-54).
  • Moreira da Silva, N., Rozanski, V. E., & Cunha, J. P. S. (2015). A 3D multimodal approach to precisely locate DBS electrodes in the basal ganglia brain region. In 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) (pp. 292-295). IEEE.