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S. Baillet, J.J. Riera, G. Marin, J.F. Mangin, J. Aubert, L. Garnero. Evaluation of inverse methods and head models for EEG source localization using a human skull phantom. Phys Med Biol, 46(1):77-96, 2001.

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Abstract

We used a real-skull phantom head to investigate the performances of representative methods for EEG source localization when considering various head models. We describe several experiments using a montage with current sources located at multiple positions and orientations inside a human skull filled with a conductive medium. The robustness of selected methods based on distributed source models is evaluated as various solutions to the forward problem (from the sphere to the finite element method) are considered. Experimental results indicate that inverse methods using appropriate cortex-based source models are almost always able to locate the active source with excellent precision, with little or no spurious activity in close or distant regions, even when two sources are simultaneously active. Superior regularization schemes for solving the inverse problem can dramatically help the estimation of sparse and focal active zones, despite significant approximation of the head geometry and the conductivity properties of the head tissues. Realistic head models are necessary, though, to fit the data with a reasonable level of residual variance

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[ Electroencephalography/*methods ] [ Head/*radiation effects ] [ Human ] [ Models ] [ Theoretical ] [ Phantoms ] [ Imaging ] [ Reproducibility of results ] [ Skull/*radiation effects ] [ Time factors ]

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S. Baillet
J.J. Riera
G. Marin
J.F. Mangin
J. Aubert
L. Garnero

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@article{BRM+01,
   Author = {Baillet, S. and Riera, J.J. and Marin, G. and Mangin, J.F. and Aubert, J. and Garnero, L.},
   Title = {Evaluation of inverse methods and head models for {EEG} source localization using a human skull phantom},
   Journal = {Phys Med Biol},
   Volume = {46},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {77--96},
   Year = {2001}
}

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