Medicine » Diagnostics

Magnetoencephalography

Edited by Elizabeth W. Pang, ISBN 978-953-307-255-5, 252 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 30, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1229

This is a practical book on MEG that covers a wide range of topics. The book begins with a series of reviews on the use of MEG for clinical applications, the study of cognitive functions in various diseases, and one chapter focusing specifically on studies of memory with MEG. There are sections with chapters that describe source localization issues, the use of beamformers and dipole source methods, as well as phase-based analyses, and a step-by-step guide to using dipoles for epilepsy spike analyses. The book ends with a section describing new innovations in MEG systems, namely an on-line real-time MEG data acquisition system, novel applications for MEG research, and a proposal for a helium re-circulation system. With such breadth of topics, there will be a chapter that is of interest to every MEG researcher or clinician.

Dr. Elizabeth Pang

Dr. Elizabeth W. Pang, Ph.D. is the Director of the MEG Functional Mapping Lab and a Neurophysiologist in the Division of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. She is also an Associate Scientist in the SickKids Research Institute. She holds appointments at the University of Toronto in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Medical Science, School of Graduate Studies. The Hospital for Sick Children was the first institution in the world to install an MEG dedicated to the study of children. As Director of the lab, Dr. Pang established the protocols used for their paediatric functional mapping studies. Dr. Pang also maintains an active research lab where she uses MEG to examine the neural underpinnings of language development.

Edited Books

  • Magnetoencephalography

    This is a practical book on MEG that covers a wide range of topics. The book begins with a series of reviews on the use of MEG for clinical applications, the study of cognitive functions in various diseases, and one chapter focusing specifically on studies of memory with MEG. There are sections with chapters that describe source localization issues, the use of beamformers and dipole source methods, as well as phase-based analyses, and a step-by-step guide to using dipoles for epilepsy spike analyses. The book ends with a section describing new innovations in MEG systems, namely an on-line real-time MEG data acquisition system, novel applications for MEG research, and a proposal for a helium re-circulation system. With such breadth of topics, there will be a chapter that is of interest to every MEG researcher or clinician.