Figure 4. | Measurements and models of electric fields in the in vivo human brain during transcranial electric stimulation

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Measurements and models of electric fields in the in vivo human brain during transcranial electric stimulation

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City College of the City University of New York, United States; New York University School of Medicine, United States; Mayo Clinic, United States
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Each patient's detailed anatomy was obtained by segmenting T1-weighted MR images into six tissue types: scalp, skull, CSF, gray matter, white matter, and air. Additionally, to capture the surgical details we modeled the craniotomy, cortical strips and depth electrodes as well as the subgaleal electrodes. Finite element models were built and solved to compute voltages and electric fields throughout the head. (A) Scalp, with stimulating pad electrode; configuration used here is the same as shown in Figure 1. (B) Skull, note the Jackson-Pratt Drain (blue), the subgaleal electrodes (green) and the craniotomy. (C) CSF, with the geometry of intracranial electrode strips. Craniotomy site was assumed to be filled with CSF. (D) Gray matter. (E) White matter. (F) Air cavities. (G) Spongy bone inside the skull. (H) Diffusion tensor distribution in one brain slice.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.18834.005