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Epilepsy in Adults

Epilepsy community encouraged to show support for proposed provincial strategy

June 21, 2012

Epilepsy Ontario is urging the epilepsy community to help end disparities in epilepsy care in the province. Many people living with uncontrolled seizures in Ontario do not get access to the medical services they require. To address the problem and help people access services, a panel of epilepsy experts, in conjunction with the Ontario Health…

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…

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.…