Advances in Neuro Diagnostic based on Microwave Technology. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and EEG Source Localization

M. Persson, T. McKelvey, A. Fhager, H.-S. Lui, Y. Shirvany, A. Chodoroski, Q. Mahmood, F. Edelvik, M. Thordstein, A. Hedström, M. Elam, Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, pp. 469-472, 2011.


Advances in neuro diagnostics based on microwave antenna system in terms of a helmet including a set of broad band patch antennas is presented. It is shown that classification algorithms can be used to detect internal bleeding in stroke patients. Transcranial magnetic stimulation has traditionally been used for brain mapping and treatment of depression. In this paper we discuss the use of the method for neuro diagnostics with the help of integrated image guidance. Surgical therapy has become an important therapeutic alternative for some patients with medically intractable epilepsy. Electroencephalography and the associated model based diagnostics as a non-invasive diagnostic tool is also discussed.


Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikael Persson, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Tomas Mc Kelvey, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Hoi-Shun Lui, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Yazdan Shirvany, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Artur Chodoroski, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Qaiser Mahmood, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Fredrik Edelvik, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Center
  • Magnus Thordstein, The Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Anders Hedström, The Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Mikael Elam, The Sahlgrenska Academy

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