We always knew that our icon, Meg was special! But here is the proof. We have just learnt that MEG is also a Magnetoencephalography, a completely non-invasive way of mapping brain activity.
This procedure usually is abbreviated as MEG. There are many clinical and research applications for which MEG may be useful, including working out the function of various parts of the brain and localising epileptic activity. It is increasingly being used in the USA to evaluate patients who are to have epilepsy surgery and for those who will undergo brain tumour surgery.
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Novalis Tx Radiosurgery
Now some exciting news because this bit of kit is closer to home. At Clatterbridge in fact!
The new £17m Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (a satelite of the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology) in Liverpool houses the UK’s first Novalis Tx machine and will offer brain tumour treatment to patients with brain tumours that were previously inoperable or for whom surgery wasn’t an option. This technology uses image guidance tools that allow doctors to shape the treatment around tumours. This means that healthy tissue and organs are avoided and the brain tumour treatment is much quicker.