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Rapid Cortical Mapping
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generate a personalized functional map of the cortex

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use at the patient’s bedside

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optimize surgical procedures

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minimize the risk for patients

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reduce hospital time and costs

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What is cortiQ?

cortiQ was developed to help surgeons identify functional brain regions that need to be mapped and studied before the surgery to remove brain tissue. Your neurosurgeon will be able to use and modify our CortiQ paradigms based on your individual surgical needs. Our system will then give you tasks related to the functional proximities of the epileptic focus. For example, if the epileptic foci are close to the motor area, the system will ask you to move your arms, feet or even lips.

The brain activity you produce during these movements will be transmitted in real time to the system, notifying your neurosurgeon that these parts are important for the functionality of a certain movement and therefore should remain untouched. This set up is much faster and safer than conventional technology, and reduces the risk of an accidental seizure during this mapping process or errors during surgery.

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Testimonials

 

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Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.

Wadsworth Center, NY

“cortiQ mapping is based on passive recordings and statistical evaluations of ECoG, rather than on active electrical stimulation and visual observation of behavior. It can be used to map motor, expressive or receptive language, and other functions, and has been shown to have good concordance to results from other imaging techniques.  Mapping can be achieved by untrained personnel in minutes, can be used in adults or children, and in the extraoperative or intraoperative scenario.”

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Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D.

University of Florida

“cortiQ is electrocorticography-based real-time functional mapping technique that has strong potential to become alternative to current golden standard of functional mapping–electrical cortical stimulation (ESM). There are numerous advantages of cortiQ when compared to ESM, such as flexible stimulus presentation, time- and effort- effectiveness, possibility to work with patients that are unable actively engage in the task. In addition, cortiQ is less invasive than ESM and can be effectively used in pediatric population, which other functional mapping methodologies do not always allow.”

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Kyousuke Kamada, Ph.D.

Asahikawa Medical University

“On the basis of my experience, results of cortiQ had high sensitivity and specificity between 80 and 90%, which were sufficient for clinical practice. In addition, real-time CortiQ mapping made us free from risk of seizure caused by electrocortical stimulation and helped us to understand functional dynamics of each function.”

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cortiQ was created to optimize surgical procedures by minimizing the burden and risks for the patient, the time take to prepare and perform the surgery, all this also resulting in a reduced hospital time and overall costs.

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Benefits of cortiQ Systems

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Benefits for Physicians

With the individual real-time MAP (Mental Activity Profile) for each patient, medical experts are able to plan surgery better with more information and less work.
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Benefits for Patients

CortiQ helps to reduce risk for patients because important “eloquent” brain areas get identified in order to avoid damage during the surgery. The procedure takes less hospital time and reduces surgery and recovery costs.

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cortiQ research map

 

Yale-New Haven Hospital,
CC/USA

 

NeuroMed
Instituto Neurologico Mediterraneo
ITALY

 

Florida Hospital for Children,
Orlando/USA

 

g.tec medical engineering,
AUSTRIA

 

g.tec medical engineering Spain
BARCELONA

 

Albany Medical Center,
NY/USA

 

Asahikawa Medical University,
Japan