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Human brain can be affected with various problems like ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ (ADHD), anxiety, epilepsy or disorders due to brain injury.
Such disorders require a specific diagnostic tool, and Brain mapping is one amongst the many diagnostic tools.
Brain mapping technologies are evolving at a rapid rate giving new dimensions to the brain scanning and research industry.
Scientists employ various brain mapping technologies to examine a brain’s structure and functional parts. Traditionally, doctors used to take pictures of diseased brain and compare them with ideal healthy brains to identify the problem. Neurons are also examined on a microscopic level to study brain activity.
Here are the currently evolving, and brand new technologies used in brain mapping:
This is a kind of X-ray for the brain. It takes images from numerous angles and displays structural abnormalities in the brain.
Typically, it is used during emergencies to quickly identify brain injuries. CT scanning employs a modern a computer program to aid its numerical integral calculation while measuring the extent of x-rays absorbed by the brain in a particular region.
Normally, the imaging information is revealed as brain cross-sections.
In CAT scan, the denser parts of the brain will appear as white regions on the scan.
CAT scans are also used to examine the swelling due to tissue damage.
Latest CAT scan machines can provide high-quality images of the brain in a matter of minutes.