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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique able to induce long-lasting changes in cortical excitability that can benefit cognitive functioning and clinical treatment. In order to both better understand the mechanisms behind tDCS and possibly improve the technique, finite element models are used to simulate(More)
We investigated two important means for improving source reconstruction in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis. The first investigation is about the optimal choice of the number of epileptic spikes in averaging to (1) sufficiently reduce the noise bias for an accurate determination of the center of gravity of the epileptic activity and (2) still get an(More)
To increase the reliability for the non-invasive determination of the irritative zone in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis, we introduce here a new experimental and methodological source analysis pipeline that combines the complementary information in EEG and MEG, and apply it to data from a patient, suffering from refractory focal epilepsy. Skull conductivity(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigate volume conduction effects in transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and present a guideline for efficient and yet accurate volume conductor modeling in tDCS using our newly-developed finite element (FE) approach. APPROACH We developed a new, accurate and fast isoparametric FE approach for high-resolution geometry-adapted(More)
INTRODUCTION Resective epilepsy surgery is an established treatment option in patients with pharmacoresistant, lesion related epilepsy. Yet, if the presurgical work-up proves multi-focal organization of the epileptogenic zone, or the area of intended resection is close to eloquent brain areas, patients may decide against resections because of an unfavorable(More)
The fusion of data from multiple neuroimaging modalities may improve the temporal and spatial resolution of non-invasive brain imaging. In this paper, we present a novel method for the fusion of simultaneously recorded electroencephalograms (EEG) and magnetoencephalograms (MEG) within the framework of source analysis. This method represents an extension of(More)
In recent years, the use of source analysis based on electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) has gained considerable attention in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis. However, in many cases the source analysis alone is not used to tailor surgery unless the findings are confirmed by lesions, such as, e.g., cortical malformations in MRI. For(More)
Nach den Ergebnissen zahlreicher Studien werden Patienten nach einer koronaren Katheterintervention in der Regel mehrere Tage bis Wochen krankgeschrieben und damit dem Arbeitsprozess länger als medizinisch notwendig entzogen. Hierdurch entstehen bedeutende indirekte Kosten, die den prinzipiellen finanziellen Vorteil dieser Methode schmälern. Die(More)
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