New helmet-style brain scanner offers hope to children with epilepsy – Wimbledon Guardian

Epilepsy scanner

Children with epilepsy will be able to get an easier diagnosis thanks to the development of a new helmet-style brain scanner.

The charity Young Epilepsy has worked with researchers and academics to create the world’s first wearable MEG (magnetoencephalography) brain scanning system.

Until now, MEG scanning, which is used to evaluate brain function, required a child to stay completely still for long periods, or even be sedated during the scan.

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