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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Computerized (Axial) Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT 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…

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…


August 8, 2011

Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Epilepsy Medical tests can be an extremely stressful procedure for an individual. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with as much information as possible, to help you to understand the tests and become familiar with the procedures, and to reduce any fears or anxieties you may be…


July 26, 2011

If you think you had a seizure-like episode, this is the place to be. From the first seizure to possible treatments, this section walks you through the steps you may take to determine whether or not you have epilepsy. For a current list of physicians of various specialties, visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons…