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U of M researcher develops brain-scanning process

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University of Minnesota McKnight professor Bin He has developed a new technique that has led to preliminary successes in noninvasive imaging of seizure foci. He's technique promises to play an important role in the treatment of epileptic seizures.

He's research, called Functional Neuroimaging, has completed its first round of testing in epilepsy data collected at the Mayo Clinic. He's medical device images the brain while epilepsy patients have a seizure and then allows surgeons to identify the network where the seizure is caused.

Approximately one-third of people who suffer from epileptic seizures cannot be treated by medication, and this process could lead to further advancements in surgical treatment.

He's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Courtesy University News Service

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