Every day in the UK, 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy. The pathway to diagnosis can often be lengthy, involving numerous tests and investigations. Dr Vivekananda’s world-first recording of OP-MEG demonstrates the potential of research to revolutionise diagnosis for people with epilepsy.
Maxine Smeaton, ERUK CEO
As OP-MEG sensors work at room temperature and can be attached directly to the scalp, it allows for more detailed brain activity to be collected. The portability of OP-MEG offers opportunities to revolutionise how neurophysiology is performed in epilepsy, translating it into a widely used clinical tool.
The OP-MEG system … allows patients to lie down or recline comfortably in a chair and move their head naturally while the technique is performed. It means the technique has the potential to become a readily available clinical tool used to diagnose patients.
Dr Umesh Vivekananda
You can read more about Dr Vivekananda’s work in the article published in the National Institute for Health Research here.
You can also find out about his work on portable MEG in epilepsy on our website here.