Advanced Neuroimaging at Florida Hospital for Children
Florida Hospital for Children is now home to the most exciting advancement in neuroimaging in decades. Magnetoencephalography, or MEG for short, is a non-invasive, non-surgical brain-mapping procedure that provides the most accurate picture possible of where and when brain activity occurs. MEG is capable of tracking moment-to-moment brain activity at the millisecond time scale or better, which allows doctors to pinpoint the areas of the brain responsible for abnormal activity in epileptic disorders. The fact that MEG technology is completely safe is particularly important for routine clinical evaluations of young children. MEG is already aiding in the treatment of epileptic and brain-tumor patients and opening new doors to research in neurodevelopmental disorders, stroke, brain trauma, brain plasticity, aging and memory.
MEG provides the most accurate picture possible of where abnormal brain activity occurs so surgeons can perform highly targeted operations and physicians can plan the best treatment options for each patient. Areas of the brain supporting critical functions (i.e., language, movement, sensation, vision) can be localized using MEG, helping physicians to reduce the risk of functional morbidity following surgery. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children is the only program in the state of Florida offering this breakthrough technology, allowing us to provide our patients with the most advanced care available.