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A Numerical Dosimetry Study for Pediatric Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
  • Lawrence J. Crowther, Iowa State University
  • Ravi L. Hadimani, Iowa State University
  • David C. Jiles, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
6th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Link to Published Version
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6695916
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
10.1109/NER.2013.6695916
Conference Title
International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
Conference Date
November 6-8, 2013
Geolocation
(32.715738, -117.16108380000003)
Abstract

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been used to study brain function and is being investigated as a possible treatment for a variety of neurological disorders and neuropsychiatric diseases. Most studies implementing TMS utilize adult subjects but the method may also be a beneficial tool in the treatment of pediatric patients. It is known that the structure of pediatric brains differ to those of adults and the use of scaled adult head models for studying exposure to electromagnetic radiation may provide erroneous results. In this study numerical calculations have been performed incorporating high-resolution anatomically realistic human models of varying age to accurately determine how field induced by TMS depends upon the age of the patient. Results show that different protocols should be considered when conducting TMS experiments with pediatric patients to ensure desired neurological effects are achieved in a safe manner.

Comments

Copyright 2013 IEEE. This is a manuscript of an article from 6th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering San Diego, California, 6-8 November, 2013: 239, doi: 10.1109/NER.2013.6695916. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
IEEE
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Lawrence J. Crowther, Ravi L. Hadimani and David C. Jiles. "A Numerical Dosimetry Study for Pediatric Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" San Diego, CaliforniaInternational IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering Iss. 6695916 (2013) p. 239 - 242
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rlhadimani/18/