MEG at Young Epilepsy will be available to both clinicians working in paediatric epilepsy, PHD students and other researchers to conduct investigations beyond epilepsy.
We will commence clinical evaluation in the autumn of 2021. This will determine the technical and clinical protocols for the use of this technology in children, young people and adults.
Following completion of clinical evaluation, the new technology will become part of the clinical offer at the Young Epilepsy Diagnostic Centre and once clinical evaluations are completed will provide a service that was previously inaccessible in paediatrics.
By offering a non-clinical environment and more comfortable treatment, the new Diagnostics suite will allow clinicians to scan different parts of the brain, resulting in better diagnosis.
Due to its more child friendly set-up, the technology will be crucial in evaluating the suitability of young patients for brain surgery at an earlier age and will provide much more accurate data for brain surgery, which will result in better outcomes for patients, potentially affecting rehabilitation times. Subject to the outcome of our clinical evaluation, we hope to be able to offer OPM-MEG as part of our health offer from autumn 2022.
OPM MEG technology will offer ground-breaking opportunities for research to push boundaries in medical sciences beyond epilepsy investigations. The facility will be available for researchers keen to explore the applications of this in fields such as cardiology, pregnancy investigations andhead injury evaluation.
The Diagnostic Centre will be available to hire during allocated times, for PHD students and other researchers to conduct their investigations.
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