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Multitine Deep Brain Stimulation Leads to Shape Neural Activation in Three Dimensions1

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John J. L. LaRoy, Benjamin A. Teplitzky, Matthew D. Johnson

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, MN 55455

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027022

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received February 28, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020919 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1051; doi: 10.1115/1.4027022 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised February 28, 2014

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Fig. 1

Each lead design implanted in the globus pallidus interna. Annular DBS lead finite element model (FEM) solution during 2 mA stimulation (a), four contact radially segmented lead (b), four tine splayed lead (c), and eight tine splayed lead (d), and resulting FEM solutions during multicathode stimulation consisting of 0.5 mA at the primary contact and 0.25 mA through the two directly adjacent contacts.




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