News | February 11, 2008

Elekta Delivers MEG Technology to The Nebraska Medical Center

February 12, 2008 - Elekta Neuromag, noninvasive measurement technology for brain activity using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology, has been ordered by The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The Nebraska Medical Center will receive its new Elekta Neuromag MEG system in the spring/summer of 2008. With the MEG system from Elekta installed, neurosurgeons, neurologists and other clinicians will be able to noninvasively record human brain activity in real time.

MEG technology is regarded as the most efficient method for tracking brain activity at millisecond resolution, according to Elekta. Compared to EEG technology, MEG has uniquely accurate localization capabilities. Other technologies, for example Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), provide only anatomical or metabolic information; whereas MEG is a direct measure of neuronal electric activity. When complemented with MRI, MEG increases the ability to understand brain activity and to improve treatment of functional disorders and, in particularly, epilepsy.

"We plan to use the MEG extensively as a vital part of our pre-surgical epilepsy evaluation,� said Dr. Sanjay Singh, M.D, director of The Nebraska Epilepsy Center at The Nebraska Medical Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. "The highly accurate localization capability is exactly what is needed when dealing with complex intractable epilepsy cases."

For more information: www.elekta.com

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