Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

The SQUID as Diagnostic Tool to Evaluate the Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with CNS Disorders

Professor Photios Anninos
Co-Authors: Adam Adamopoulos, Athanasia Kotini, Nikolaos Tsagas
Laboratory of Medical Physics
Medical School
Democritus University of Thrace
Alexandroupolis, GREECE

Abstract: Magnetoencephalograph (MEG) recordings of patients with CNS disorders were obtained using a whole-head 122-channel magnetometer SQUID and analyzed using Fourier statistical analysis. External transcranial magnetic stimulation in the order of pico Tesla (pTMS) was applied on the above patients with proper characteristics (magnetic field amplitude :1-7.5pT, frequency :the á-rhythm of the patient: 8-13 Hz) which were obtained with MEG recordings prior to pTMS. The MEG recordings after the application of pTMS shown a rapid attenuation of the high abnormal activity followed by an increase of the low frequency components toward the patients á-rhythm.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Prof. P.Anninos is Emeritus Prof. of Medical Physics in the Department of Medicine of Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece after serving there as a Professor of Medical Physics for many years. His research interests concern Theoretical neural models, experimental Neurophysiology with emphasis in MEG measurements using SQUID’s and the use of pTMS(picoTesla Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in patients with CNS disorders.
He has published more than 200 scientific papers in reviewed journals and have written several books in his field. He is a scientific reviewer for several international Journals.

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