Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions: the Aston experience

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Abstract

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) offers significant opportunities for the localization and characterization of focal and generalized epilepsies, but its potential has so far not been fully exploited, as the evidence for its effectiveness is still anecdotal. This is particularly true for pediatric epilepsy. MEG recordings on school-age children typically rely on the use of MEG systems that were designed for adults and children's smaller head-size and stature can cause significant problems. Reduced signal-to-noise ratio when recording from smaller heads, increased movement, reduced sensor coverage of anterior temporal regions and incomplete insertion into the MEG helmet can all reduce the quality of data collected from children. We summarize these challenges and suggest some practical solutions.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetoencephalography
Subtitle of host publicationfrom signals to dynamic cortical networks
EditorsSelma Supek, Cheryl J. Aine
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
PublisherSpringer
Pages645-655
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-33045-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-33044-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2014

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Magnetoencephalography
Pediatrics
Signal to noise ratio
Sensors

Keywords

  • brain maturation
  • children
  • clinical applications
  • MEG
  • pediatric epilepsy

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Witton, C., Furlong, P. L., & Seri, S. (2014). Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions: the Aston experience. In S. Supek, & C. J. Aine (Eds.), Magnetoencephalography: from signals to dynamic cortical networks (pp. 645-655). Berlin (DE): Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33045-2_30
Witton, Caroline ; Furlong, Paul L. ; Seri, Stefano. / Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions : the Aston experience. Magnetoencephalography: from signals to dynamic cortical networks. editor / Selma Supek ; Cheryl J. Aine. Berlin (DE) : Springer, 2014. pp. 645-655
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Witton, C, Furlong, PL & Seri, S 2014, Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions: the Aston experience. in S Supek & CJ Aine (eds), Magnetoencephalography: from signals to dynamic cortical networks. Springer, Berlin (DE), pp. 645-655. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33045-2_30

Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions : the Aston experience. / Witton, Caroline; Furlong, Paul L.; Seri, Stefano.

Magnetoencephalography: from signals to dynamic cortical networks. ed. / Selma Supek; Cheryl J. Aine. Berlin (DE) : Springer, 2014. p. 645-655.

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Witton C, Furlong PL, Seri S. Technological challenges of pediatric MEG and potential solutions: the Aston experience. In Supek S, Aine CJ, editors, Magnetoencephalography: from signals to dynamic cortical networks. Berlin (DE): Springer. 2014. p. 645-655 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33045-2_30