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Pediatric epilepsy specialists conduct a comprehensive noninvasive evaluation of each epilepsy surgery patient in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). In our state-of-the-art digital video EEG monitoring suites, seizure data is recorded so that our epileptologists can determine the precise area of the brain that is responsible for generating seizures. In addition, cutting-edge neuroimaging technologies allow us to determine whether there is a structural abnormality that is responsible for a child’s epilepsy, and also to locate the child’s seizure focus in relation to functionally important areas of the brain.

The Epilepsy Surgery Program of the Brain Care Institute offers the following technologically advanced noninvasive modalities, which are used routinely for identifying areas of the brain that are responsible for generating seizures as well as to determine where important areas of function in the brain are located:

In some cases, these noninvasive tests may not provide all of the information that is required to proceed with a definitive epilepsy surgery procedure. In these cases, a period of epilepsy focus mapping with EEG electrodes placed directly on the brain may be required.

Last Update
April 3, 2014
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Last Update
April 3, 2014
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