Source Localization Head Shapes from External Measures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 MH52492-01A1,
Agency Tracking Number: 29581
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Abratech Corp.
475 Gate 5 Road, Suite 255, Sausalito, CA, 94965
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Don Jewett
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Abstract
Our goal is to develop external head shape/skull parameter measurement techniques which will permitconstruction of Boundary Element Method (BEM) head shape models to improve Dipole Source Localizatioprocedures, useful in analyzing brain Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) and magnetoencephalograms (MEGtechniques would make electrophysiological imaging a potentially useful research and clinical tool wwide variety of human brain functions that are testable with cognitive-based ERPs as well as with seresponses from lower brain centers. In turn, this could affect diagnosis and/or treatment evaluationin schizophrenics, depressives, drug abusers, and Alzheimer's patients, among others. The Specific Ato develop the necessary techniques for a scalp-derived headshape-model and then compare the DSL resmodel, with a gold standard model constructed when additional detail of inner surfaces from the MRIComparisons will include both simulations and analysis of evoked response data.

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