Illinois MEG Center & Brain Mapping Technology
The Illinois Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center at the Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute is the first in Illinois to provide patients with direct access to MEG technology. Our center houses one of only 30 MEG systems in the country. At the Illinois MEG Center, you have access to brain functional imaging technology and expertise equal to some of the nations’ most elite medical institutions, such as Harvard and the National Institutes of Health.
Access to the Exceptional
Alexian Provides MEG and EEG
The primary mission of the Illinois MEG Center is to aid physicians in planning the best treatments for patients with epilepsy, vascular malformations, and brain tumors. To achieve the most successful outcomes and minimal postsurgical complications, it is critical to define precisely the spatial relationships between damaged and healthy areas of the brain for each patient. MEG enables us to do this safely and accurately.
Our nationally known Medical Director for the Alexian Brothers Epilepsy Center and Illinois MEG Center, Dr. Michael Smith, is joined by equally qualified colleagues in running the Illinois MEG Center. Please click here to meet our MEG experts.
Safe, Noninvasive, and Precise
MEG is completely safe and noninvasive. Unlike many brain imaging technologies, there is no exposure to x-rays or magnetic fields.
Comprehensive Brain Imaging
MEG is complementary to other imaging modalities. By combining the functional information obtained by MEG with the structural information of MRI, our experts can make a comprehensive road map of the brain that will enable physicians to choose the best possible treatments.
Patients from the Midwest and from other places in the U.S. come to the Illinois MEG Center in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to benefit from its comprehensive and state-of-the-art brain functional imaging services.