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Background

The BioMag Laboratory started operation in 1995 in order to bring new techniques in bioelectromagnetism into a hospital environment and to further develop the technique. The two key persons in arranging this were prof. Toivo Katila and prof. Pekka Karp.

Acknowledgements

Putting together of the BioMag center was made possible by work previously done in Finland by:

Motivation

The BioMag Laboratory was established to

Some design features

Methodological

Quick start!

During the first year of operation (1995), 767 measurement sessions (288 on patients) were completed at BioMag.

Conclusion

Large magnetometer arrays have opened the way to clinical evaluation and assessment of biomagnetism in hospitals. Our experience at the Helsinki University Central Hospital is encouraging.

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