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1. (WO2018081887) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF CEREBRAL CORTEX USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081887    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2016/051269
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: A61B 34/00
A61B 34/10
A61B 34/20
A61B 5/00
Applicants: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
CHEN, Sean Jy-Shyang
MAK, Siu Wai Jacky
Inventors: CHEN, Sean Jy-Shyang
MAK, Siu Wai Jacky
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF CEREBRAL CORTEX USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
Abstract:
A method and system to identify function in areas of a cerebral cortex using optical coherence tomography to scan an area and compare the scan to a cytoarchitectural database of classified images. A matched image has an associated likely function. Using a navigation system, the location of the cerebral cortex scanned is determined and is associated with the likely function corresponding to the matched image. A registration module may generate an image, possibly including pre-operative scan data, of the cerebral cortex with likely functions indicated for the scanned locations.