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Diagnosing Epilepsy

SUDEP conference aiming for mass engagement, increased awareness

May 10, 2012

An upcoming three-day conference near Chicago in June will bring people representing clinical, basic science and patient/family communities together to get important information related to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). “We’re trying to bring those three groups together to participate in a meeting that will still be high-level academic with some very high-level basic…

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

August 8, 2011

Magnetoencephalography (MEG), also known as Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI), is a non-invasive scanning technique that provides information about the structure and function of the brain. It is a safe and painless procedure. How does it work? MEG detects small biomagnetic signals that the brain produces and records magnetic fields over the surface of the head.…

CT or CAT Scan [Computerized (Axial) Tomographic Scan]

August 8, 2011

The CAT scan, also known as CT (Computed Tomography) imaging, is a safe and non-invasive procedure which uses low radiation X-rays to create a computer-generated, three-dimensional image of the brain. It provides detailed information about the structure of the brain. The CT scan uses a narrow beam of X-rays, which pass through the head and…

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

August 8, 2011

Positron Emission Tomography is a scanning technique which detects chemical and physiological changes related to metabolism. This procedure produces three-dimensional images of blood flow, chemical reactions and muscular activity in the body as they occur. It measures the intensity of the use (metabolization) of glucose, oxygen or other substances in the brain. More active brain…