FieldLine Launches HEDscan™, a Next-Generation Device for Non-Invasive Functional Brain Imaging
HEDscan is the world's first, commercially available, non-cryogenic, whole-head MEG system designed to expand the research and diagnosis of a broad range of mental health diseases
Jun 01, 2021, 23:05 ET
BOULDER, Colo., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FieldLine Inc., a biotech company targeting advanced brain diagnostic technology, announced today the general availability of the FieldLine HEDscan system — the world's first commercially available non-cryogenic, whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for functional brain imaging. HEDscan is available to researchers interested in generating three-dimensional videos of a subject's brain activity. HEDscan incorporates 128 fully synchronized quantum magnetic sensors, constructed using the Company's proprietary microfabrication techniques. The data collected using HEDscan allows neuroscientists and clinicians to research and diagnose a variety of mental health disorders ranging from Alzheimer's to PTSD.
"For the first time, non-cryogenic MEG will be accessible to the neuroscience market as an important tool for studying and treating the brain," said Jeramy Hughes, co-founder of FieldLine. "HEDscan enables functional brain imaging in a broad subject population and at a price point that is accessible to most institutions. These devices will enable more extensive research into how the brain is affected in multiple mental health disorders."
Recent studies have shown that this next-generation technology can offer a clear improvement in signal-to-noise compared to previous MEG technologies. HEDscan further advances MEG with its non-cryogenic sensors and compact size. In addition, it is differentiated from previous MEG devices since subjects will be able to move freely during measurement by wearing only a lightweight cap that can fit a variety of head sizes. HEDscan can be placed in any room of any medical facility without the need for expensive building modifications. The Company will also sell the portable magnetic shielding along with the device, caps, and user software.
Magnetoencephalography is a non-invasive brain imaging technique that works by directly detecting tiny changes in magnetic fields produced by neuronal currents. Its hallmark is high speed combined with high spatial resolution. Other brain imaging technologies either rely on slow and indirect measurements of the hemodynamic response (like fMRI and fNIRS) or give poor spatial information (like EEG).
FieldLine was founded in 2017 with the goal of creating a new MEG device that is affordable, easy to use, and provides greater functionality for researchers and clinicians wanting to understand how brain function varies in healthy versus diseased brains. FieldLine is currently accepting orders for HEDscan from the neuroscience research market. For information about purchasing HEDscan, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at https://fieldlineinc.com/.
FieldLine HEDscan system
Pictured is the HEDscan sensor cap. This system is a non-invasive brain imaging device that is easy to wear and offers an improved high-resolution view of the inner workings of the brain.
SOURCE FieldLine Inc.
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