York Instruments receives first order for its magnetoencephalography instrument from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
March 21, 2017 (York UK) —York Instruments Ltd. (subsidiary of Croton Healthcare, LLC, Coral Springs, FL) has received its first order for a MEGSCAN™ magnetoencephalography (MEG) instrument. The purchase was made by the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas (UTSW). York Instruments’ newly developed MEG system maps brain activity by recording magnetic fields produced by electrical currents occurring naturally in neurons of the brain.
York Instruments’ Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Gordon Haid said, “We are extremely happy to be working closely with the talented individuals at UTSW as we install York Instruments’ new MEG platform. As the first member of our MEGSCAN™ beta site program, we expect to collaborate extensively with UTSW on the development of the technology and expanding indications for MEG.”
The MEGSCAN™ will be installed at UTSW later this year, where it will be used for both neuroscience research and eventually routine clinical evaluations of patients suffering from epilepsy and other debilitating illnesses. The system incorporates patented HyQUID™ sensor technology in a liquid helium-free cryogenic environment, high-density cortical coverage, integrated simultaneous EEG, new state of the art electronics capability and an advanced software infrastructure.
UTSW Professor of Radiology, Chief of the Neuroradiology Division, and Director of the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Lab Joseph Maldjian, MD, said “As the first in the U.S. with the MEGSCAN™ instrument, we will use this technology to further innovative research into sports-related, mild traumatic brain injury and other brain disorders at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.”
York Instruments President James Petite added, “I welcome the influential work of Dr. Maldjian and expect UTSW to make an important difference to the field of MEG in their clinical and research environment, working on the methodology of concussion diagnosis using the modern York Instruments MEG platform.”
About York Instruments Ltd.
York Instruments is a UK-based company specializing in magnetic measurements and their healthcare applications. Using the very latest technologies and methodologies, York instruments is focused on magnetoencephalography and its ability to effectively assess interruptions to neural networks. York Instruments’ revolutionary MEG technology allows for earlier and improved diagnostic capability in relation to a variety of neurological diseases and conditions. Additional information is available at www.york-instruments.co.uk.