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Clinical Magnetoencephalography and Magnetic Source Imaging


  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521873758

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  • This is the first volume to explore the field of clinical magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic source imaging (MSI), the techniques measuring the magnetic fields generated by neuronal activity in the brain. Describing the empirical knowledge gained during the last two decades, this book will serve as a basis for the training of clinicians and scientists entering this new and exciting field. The book covers the methods for recording MEG and performing MSI in a clinical setting and includes practical examples of data collection and analysis. It explains why MEG should be used in the evaluation and treatment of patients being considered for epilepsy surgery, concluding with a section describing the potential for future applications of these methods. This is essential reading for graduate students in clinical neuroscience, residents in neurology and psychiatry, neuroradiology and neurosurgery, specialists in neurophysiology and epilepsy, and clinicians in a wide range of related brain sciences.

    • The only comprehensive and practical reference available
    • Provides a detailed description of recording methods and addresses issues encountered in a clinical setting
    • Provides an in-depth discussion of why and how the techniques are useful
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521873758
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 32 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Method:
    1. Basic concepts
    2. The nature and origin of magnetic signals
    3. Recording the magnetic flux
    4. Overview of MSI using the single equivalent current dipole (ECD) model as an example
    5. The fundamental problems of MSI
    6. Head models
    7. Source models - discrete source models
    8. Source models - distributed source models
    9. Source models - beamformers
    10. Pragmatic features of the clinical use of MEG/MSI
    Part II. Spontaneous Brain Activity:
    11. MEG recordings of spontaneous brain activity - general considerations
    12. Normal spontaneous MEG frequently encountered artefacts
    13. Spontaneous MEG morphology
    14. Abnormal spontaneous MEG
    15. Contributions of MEG to the surgical management of epilepsy - general considerations
    16. MEG investigations in lesional epilepsies
    17. MEG investigations in nonlesional epilepsies
    18. Pediatric nonlesional epilepsy surgery
    Part III. Evoked Magnetic Fields:
    19. Recording evoked magnetic fields (EMFs)
    20. Somatosensory evoked fields (SEFs)
    21. Movement-related magnetic fields (MRFs) - motor evoked fields (MEFs)
    22. Auditory evoked magnetic fields (AEFs)
    23. Visual evoked magnetic fields (VEFs)
    24. Language-related brain magnetic fields (LRFs)
    25. Alternative techniques for evoked magnetic field data - future directions
    Postscript: Future applications of clinical MEG
    Normal aging and neurodegenerative disorders
    Neurodevelopmental disorders
    Psychiatric disorders
    Neurological disorders
    Functional reorganization

  • Author

    Andrew C. Papanicolaou, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
    Andrew C. Papanicolaou is Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

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