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Worn like a helmet, a new brain scanner aims to make it easier to treat kids with epilepsy

Researchers hope to use a helmet-sized brain scanner to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

A brain scanner now used to guide treatment of patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders is bulky and challenging to use on fidgety young children — but researchers hope it might soon be replaced by a new machine that’s not much bigger than a bike helmet.

Scientists at University College London have created a prototype of a lightweight, easier-to-use version of a magnetoencephalography, or MEG, brain scanner. These machines monitor the

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