Lightweight prototype brain scanner developed
Scientists at UCL have developed a lightweight brain scanner which can be worn as a helmet to help identify the source of epileptic seizures prior to possible surgery. This is especially useful for young children as the equipment is flexible and close to the head, giving high resolution images. Brain scanners are vital for those whose epilepsy has not responded to anti-seizure medication and who may be eligible for surgery. The scanners help specialists identify the area of the brain responsible for the seizures and so avoid any healthy tissue if surgery is recommended.
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