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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Neuropsychological Tests

August 8, 2011

Neuropsychological testing (also known as neuropsychometric testing) assesses a variety of brain functions including: memory, reading, comprehension, judgment, motor abilities, spatial perception and ability to process and interpret information. The tests quantitatively measure these functions to demonstrate possible abnormalities of the brain. This may help to identify the type of epilepsy an individual has and…

Parents

August 8, 2011

Parents’ Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Epilepsy Medical tests can be an extremely stressful procedure for an child. It is important to share as much information as possible with your child regarding these tests, to help your child understand the tests and become familiar with the procedures. This can help to reduce any fears or…

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

August 8, 2011

Electro refers to electricity; encephalo refers to the brain; gram refers to record. A doctor may order an EEG test to determine whether you have epilepsy and in what form. The EEG allows the doctor see if there are any irregularities electrical activities occurring in the brain that may produce seizures. An electroencephalogram is a…

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) or Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI)

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.…