This Innovation Launchpad proposal aims at commercializing the first cross-modal MEG-MRI scanner. Our superconductor-based detector system is used for both magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance (MR) to achieve imaging (I) of brain activity overlayed accurately with anatomical brain images. In the FET Open project BREAKBEN, we are finalizing our research prototype and demonstrating the commercial potential with patients and healthy subjects. The next step is to aim for the markets, which requires careful assessment of the accuracy of the device and measures to further standardize and automate the MRI procedures.
This will also lead to the first commercial implementation of ultra-low-field MRI, measured in microtesla-range magnetic fields. In addition to the synergy with MEG, this type of MRI enables unique advantages compared to conventional MRI, including improved contrast for tumors, and an extremely safe and open scanner that is potentially completely silent. Cross-modal MEG-MRI provides useful information for both research and for clinical use.
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