The Role of Routine Scalp Electroencephalography

Terrence D. Lagerlund, Gregory A. Worrell

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Advanced imaging techniques, CT, MRI, functional MRI, PET, and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) - best spatial resolution
  • Clinical application of EEG - seizure disorder, for patients reporting paroxysmal clinical events
  • Diagnostic evaluation - role of routine scalp electroencephalography
  • EEG recording, staying the same - advances in digital computer technologies, improvements in how EEG is recorded
  • Epileptic syndromes and role of EEG - focal IEDs, in localization-related epilepsy
  • Methodological problems, evaluating sensitivity and specificity of IEDs - for diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Routine electroencephalography (EEG) - electrical potentials from electrodes applied to scalp
  • Scalp EEG recording methods, using 19 electrodes - focal regions of epileptogenic brain, with sophisticated computational tools
  • Specificity of IEDs, and epilepsy diagnosis - dependent on populations studied
  • Standard activating procedures - increasing sensitivity of routine EEG for IED detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience

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