Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

Benjamin H. Brinkmann, Elson L. So, Robert E. Watson, Amy L. Kotsenas

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Neuroimaging is essential in the evaluation and management of patients with seizure disorders. Continued advancement in neuroimaging has enhanced the detection of structural and functional abnormalities associated with epileptogenicity, as well as acute and chronic consequences of seizure occurrences. This chapter reviews the advances in five major imaging modalities and their applications – computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The usefulness and limitations of each neuroimaging modality is discussed to emphasize their usefulness and role in different settings of seizure disorders. The coregistration and display of these multi-modal images have become indispensable for epilepsy surgery or neuromodulation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy, Second Edition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)2020027893, 9781119431893
ISBN (Print)2020027892, 9781119431824
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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