What is brain map?
Brain mapping is the functional mapping of brain areas using various techniques. It’s an ever-evolving field in which multiple tests like fMRI, qEEG, sLORETA, SPECT, regional cerebral blood flow monitoring, and IR spectroscopy. Some of these tests are invasive some are non-invasive. In our clinic, we offer non-invasive brain mapping using quantitative EEG(qEEG) and standardized low-resolution electromagnetic tomographic analysis(sLORETA).
How is brain mapping done?
Brain mapping is a non-invasive (painless) investigation in which electrodes are attached to the scalp using a simple wearable cap. Various electrical waves generated in the brain are recorded through this device. The reading though similar to electroencephalography (EEG) is quantitatively measured from different networks and areas in the brain. These are interpreted by trained professionals using standardized norms and in correlation with patients’ symptoms.
What are the types of brain maps offered at Serenity?
Quantitative EEG (qEEG): Electrical waves from multiple areas in the brain are cross-sectionally measured and summated to bring about a comprehensive idea of various areas affected due to mental illness. This helps us in understanding the diagnosis as well as further management. It also gives valuable information about various networks which control attention, emotions, memory, and sensory-motor abilities
Standardized low-resolution electromagnetic tomographic analysis (sLORETA): Using sLORETA the density of electrical signals in various parts of the brain are measured and they are compared with the standardized norms. This helps us in understanding the deviations in brain functioning in specific mental health issues and thereby helping in diagnosis and personalized treatment
How is brain mapping helpful in diagnoses and treatment?
Brain mapping is useful in multiple disorders.
Neuropsychiatric disorders like:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Memory problems
Psychiatric disorders like:
- Schizophrenia and other psychosis
- Learning disabilities