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

2013

Journal or Book Title

International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

Issue

6695916

First Page

239

Last Page

242

DOI

10.1109/NER.2013.6695916

Conference Title

International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

Conference Date

November 6-8, 2013

City

San Diego, California

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.

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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.

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IEEE

Language

en

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