CEREBRO: an electric Contrast medium for computationally intensive Electroencephalographies for high REsolution BRain imaging withOut skull trepanation
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Imaging the brain activity is fundamentally important for many brain-related scientific disciplines. Among the non-invasive neuroimaging strategies, Electroencephalography (EEG) from scalp potentials is one of the primary. In EEG the neuroninduced electric potential is measured by using electrodes on the patient’s scalp. The skull however, highly resistive, shields EEG recordings limiting the spatial resolution. The standard way to avoid skull shielding effects is to invasively implant EEG electrodes under the skull (ECoG) or in the brain cortex (StereoEEG), in both cases after trepanning the patient’s skull. Scalp EEGs are noninvasive but lack spatial imaging accuracy. ECoG and StereoEEG are highly accurate but require skull trepanation and they image only a limited part of the brain. There is the need for increasing the resolution of scalp EEG providing the same level of accuracy of invasive EEGs. This will be the grand challenge which CEREBRO will achieve by conceiving the first ever existing EEG contrast medium, able to provide imaging of the entire brain and in a non-invasive way.
- Francesco Paolo Andriulli. (Responsabile Scientifico)
- POLITECNICO DI TORINO - Coordinator
- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- G.TEC MEDICAL ENGINEERING GMBH
- INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
- UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
Sustainable Development Goals
|Total cost:||€ 2,498,688.00|
|Total contribution:||€ 2,498,688.00|
|PoliTo total cost:||€ 1,380,526.75|
|PoliTo contribution:||€ 1,380,526.75|
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Poliflash article of 25/10/2022.