Effect of Biophysical Model Complexity on Predictions of Volume of Tissue Activated (VTA) during Deep Brain Stimulation

Fuchang Jiang, Bach T. Nguyen, Behzad Elahi, Julie Pilitsis, Laleh Golestanirad*

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Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has evolved to an important treatment for several drug-resistant neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Despite general effectiveness of DBS, however, its mechanisms of action are not completely understood. Simulations are commonly used to predict the volume of tissue activated (VTA) around DBS electrodes, which in turn helps interpreting clinical outcomes and understand therapeutic mechanisms. Computational models are commonly used to visualize the extend of volume of activated tissue (VTA) for different stimulation schemes, which in turn helps interpreting and understanding the outcomes. The degree of model complexity, however, can affect the predicted VTA. In this work we investigate the effect of volume conductor model complexity on the predicted VTA, when the VTA is estimated from activation function field metrics. Our results can help clinicians to decide what level of model complexity is suitable for their specific need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3629-3633
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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