2024/02/09 | People | Surgical technologies

PhD Thesis Defense Alba Segura Amil

The ARTORG Center congratulates Alba Segura Amil for her successful PhD thesis defense on 1 February 2024! At the Image Guided Therapies group, Alba investigated how patient-specific tractography can improve deep brain stimulation targeting and programming under the title “Improving DBS therapy with patient-specific tractography”. To this end, she developed tractography-based stimulation models for Parkinson's disease, treatment-resistant depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

(© Alba Segura Amil)


  • Programming of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation with hyperdirect pathway and corticospinal tract-guided parameter suggestions. Human Brain Mapping, 44(12), 4439–4451, 2023 https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.26390
  • Linking connectivity of deep brain stimulation of nucleus accumbens area with clinical depression improvements: a retrospective longitudinal case series. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2023 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-023-01683-x
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: evolution of tractography-based targeting. In preparation


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