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Functional magnetic resonance imaging during urodynamic testing identifies brain structures initiating micturition.

Authors
  • Shy, Michael1
  • Fung, Steve2
  • Boone, Timothy B3
  • Karmonik, Christof2
  • Fletcher, Sophie G3
  • Khavari, Rose4
  • 1 Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
  • 2 Radiology Department, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas.
  • 3 Department of Urology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.
  • 4 Department of Urology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of urology
Publication Date
October 2014
Volume
192
Issue
4
Pages
1149–1154
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.04.090
PMID: 24769029
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Our study is one of the first reports of brain activation centers associated with micturition initiation in normal healthy females. Results show activation of a brain network consisting of regions for motor control, executive function and emotion processing. Further studies are planned to create and validate a model of brain activity during normal voiding in women.

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