Real-time spatial localization system of brain regions for TMS application by co-registration with fMRI

A. S.C. Peres, V. H.O. Souza, E. M. Rodrigues, C. E.G. Salmon, D. B. De Araujo, O. Baffa

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Most TMS applications still use subjective parameters to establish the brain area that is to be stimulated. An obvious way to improve TMS applications is to combine them with neuroimaging techniques. In order to accomplish this it is necessary to use complex techniques, i.e. neuronavigation, to perform the co-registration. Although there are commercial neuronavigation systems available, in general they are expensive and proprietary. This work aims to improve the precision of TMS applications by measuring the magnetic field produced by the coil and by using neuronavigation software based in an open architecture and free software, allowing the use of different positioning systems for the co-registration with the neuroimage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Biomagnetism Advances in Biomagnetism - Biomag2010
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Biomagnetism - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 28 Mar 20101 Apr 2010
Conference number: 17


ConferenceInternational Conference on Biomagnetism
Abbreviated titleBiomag


  • fMRI
  • Magnetic field mapping
  • Neuronavigation
  • TMS


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