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Use of EEG Patterns to Track Consciousness Levels When Under Propofol Anesthesia


8 May, 2013 | EEG

A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital used Electroencephalography (EEG) patterns to identify a patient’s consciousness level when under general propofol anesthesia. Highly structured EEG patterns enabled identifying when the patient was sedated, unconscious and regaining consciousness. This is the first time that specific patterns indicating the state of consciousness were identified. Currently the monitoring [...]

fMRI and EEG Dream Catchers


1 May, 2013 | EEG, MRI

In a recent research conducted at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) systems were used to decipher dream images during the hypnagogic sleep stage; the stage experienced during the transition to and from sleep. The experiment focused on three subjects who were asked to fall asleep [...]

Safe Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound


20 February, 2011 | Diagnostic System, Ultrasound Scanners

Diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging modality that is useful in a wide range of clinical applications, particularly prenatal diagnosis. There is, to date, no evidence that diagnostic ultrasound has produced any harm to humans (including the developing fetus). Diagnostic ultrasound is generally perceived by users and patients as a safe technique with no adverse effects. [...]