Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center of Memphis, Tenn., has introduced a magnetoencephalography (MEG) device into one of its magnetically shielded rooms. The hospital believes the technology will enhance understanding of neurological conditions like ADHD, autism and traumatic brain injuries.
The MEG is used for non-invasive neurosurgical technology to locate exact regions of the brain to determine the best surgical route to keep these functions intact. The MEG images guide neurosurgeons to provide the best possible outcomes.
The MEG has 248 of the most sensitive devices available for recording brain activity in a comfortable setting for patients, according to Mark McManis, PhD, who serves as the technical director of the new MEG clinic.
Le Bonheur houses 225 beds and employs 558 medical staff members.