Title

Magnetoencephalography and New Imaging Modalities in Epilepsy

Department

neurology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The success of epilepsy surgery is highly dependent on correctly identifying the entire epileptogenic region. Current state-of-the-art for localizing the extent of surgically amenable areas involves combining high resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) source modeling of interictal epileptiform activity. Coupling these techniques with newer quantitative structural MRI techniques, such as cortical thickness measurements, however, may improve the extent to which the abnormal epileptogenic region can be visualized. In this review we assess the utility of EEG, MEG and quantitative structural MRI methods for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy and introduce a novel method for the co-localization of a structural MRI measurement to MEG and EEG source modeling. When combined, these techniques may better identify the extent of abnormal structural and functional areas in patients with medically intractable epilepsy.

Medical Subject Headings

neurology

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Neurotherapeutics

ISSN

19337213

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

4

Last Page

10

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s13311-016-0506-7

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