Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in elderly people: Electric field assessment

S. Fiocchi, M. Parazzini, I. Liorni, Y. Roth, A. Zangen, P. Ravazzani

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the advancement of TMS coils for the treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders, which affect in particular elderly people. To that purpose, lately, specific coils, such as the family of the Hesed (H) coils, able to improve the penetration depth of the stimulation, was developed. In order to establish their real stimulation effectiveness, possibly limited by the prefrontal atrophy that characterize the elderly brain, this study provides a full characterization of the electric field distribution induced inside cerebral tissues. That was performed by making use of computational electromagnetics techniques applied to two human models of different ages including an 84 years-old man model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages448-451
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978069
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Oct 2015
Event17th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTorino
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Biological system modeling
  • Brain models
  • Coils
  • Computational modeling
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Senior citizens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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