Brain and heart imaging with quantum sensors

Published on
January 25, 2024

Researchers are developing a new generation of quantum systems to improve our understanding of everything from basic cognition to dementia and ADHD.

Through the use of Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs), researchers have created the first wearable magnetoencephalography (MEG) system which permits free movement during scanning. This can be placed directly on the scalp, closer to the brain, enhancing the accuracy of signal detection five-fold. A wearable system imposes less restriction on movement by the subject and avoids the high installation and running costs of a conventional MEG system. This technology will help researchers explore the reasons behind brain conditions such as Dementia, Cerebrovascular Disease and Parkinson’s.

Cerca Magnetics Ltd, a spin-out company capitalises on this ground-breaking research aiming to bring wearable quantum-enabled brain scanners to both a research and clinical commercial market. Since launching, Cerca successfully installed its OPM-MEG system at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto for ground-breaking research into autism, as well as Young Epilepsy to revolutionise the diagnostic experience for children with Epilepsy.



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