Magnetoencephalography (MEG) provides a mapping of brain activity and enables researchers and physicians to measure electromagnetic activity. The brain imaging technology explores areas that could hold answers to treatments or cures for debilitating neurological conditions.
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) detects faint signals within the brain. The brain scanning technology provides real-time mapping of activity and the ability to localize brain function precisely. The RICOH MEG helmet contains 160 superconducting sensors which detect and amplify magnetic fields generated by neurons up to 7 1/2 cm from the sensors. Coaxial gradiometer sensors reduce magnetic interference and advanced filtering algorithms reduce noise so signals of interest can be easily and precisely identified. The RICOH MEG scanner is capable of acquiring high frequency signals over 50Hz through the use of High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs).
This diagnostic neurological tool — which delivers a mapping of the brain — is important because a big challenge for treating neurological disorders is locating which areas of the brain are responsible for critical brain functions. Advanced brain imaging improves the possibility of better outcomes. Because the MEG scanner measures and records electromagnetic activity deep within the brain, it enables researchers and doctors to see previously unexplored activities of the brain.
RICOH MEG brain scanning technology uses no applied magnetic fields, radiation or injections. Patients lie in a comfortable supine position and the machine is silent.