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Elekta Chosen to Deliver Sophisticated Brain Mapping Technology to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee
Date:3/10/2008

ATLANTA and MILWAUKEE, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta Neuromag(R), the world-leading equipment for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology, has been ordered by Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital.

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Located in the western suburbs of Milwaukee, Froedtert Hospital has played a critical role in the quality of life in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois since opening its doors in 1980 as a not-for-profit hospital. More than 800 Medical College of Wisconsin physicians and more than 4,000 staff members are dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and medical education at this premier academic medical center.

Froedtert Hospital will receive its new Elekta Neuromag MEG system in the autumn of 2008. With the MEG system from Elekta installed, neurosurgeons, neurologists and those in related fields will be able to non-invasively record human brain activity in real time, better and more accurately than ever before.

MEG technology is regarded as the most efficient method for tracking brain activity at millisecond resolution. Compared to EEG technology, MEG has uniquely accurate localization capabilities. Other technologies, for example Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), provide only anatomical or metabolic information; whereas MEG is a direct measure of neuronal electric activity. When complemented with MRI, MEG increases the ability to understand brain activity and to improve treatment of functional disorders and, in particular, epilepsy.

"We look forward to soon becoming the site of the first whole-head Magnetoencephalography lab in the state," says Elizabeth Ragalie, Director of the Neurosciences Center at Froedtert Hospital. "We intend to use the MEG in our epilepsy program as a powerful new tool for pre-su
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