Coast to Coast Seminar Series - Functional brain imaging data and real world health care advances: Embedding new computational tools into front-line clinical environments.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900

Dr. Ryan D'Arcy
Professor and BC Leadership Chair, Head Medical Technologies, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Abstract

Functional brain imaging enables non-invasive windows into how, when, and where the brain is actively processing information. This technology advances not only create the ability to improve diagnosis and treatment in people immediately, but also generate incredibly rich and complex data. Data we are just now beginning to unlock the potential around in terms of real world applications in the clinical environment. This talk will review some core functional imaging technologies (functional MRI, electro- and magneto- encephalography) and highlight applications in presurgical mapping for brain tumours/epilepsy, diagnostic evaluation in brain injury, and rehabilitative monitoring during neuroplastic recovery.