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This paper presents the methodology and some of the results of accurate solution of the forward problem in magnetic-field tomography based on magnetoencephalography for brain imaging. The solution is based on modeling and computation of magnetic-field distribution in and around the head produced by distributed 2-D cortical and 3-D volume lead current sources. The 3-D finite-element model of the brain incorporates realistic geometry based on accurate magnetic resonance imaging data and inhomogeneous conductivity properties. The model allows arbitrary placement of line, surface, and volume current sources. This gives flexibility in the source current approximation in terms of size, orientation, placement, and spatial distribution.