MEG Epilepsy Mapping

The primary clinical application of MEG is in the surgical management of epilepsy for many patients with intractable seizure disorders. MEG contributes identification of epileptogenic zones to be resected in patients with focal epilepsy. Identification of epileptogenic zones based on MEG data, combined with data from other standard diagnostic procedures (e.g., MRI, non-invasive video-EEG) may, in some cases, be sufficiently accurate to eliminate the need for invasive electrophysiological recordings. Over the past several years, our group has undertaken research aimed at assessing the relative efficacy of MEG (as compared to EEG and invasive electrophysiology) in identifying epileptogenic zones. This project was supported by NIH funds and results of our research efforts are summarized in several peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and many abstracts and conference presentations.

Example of MEG Mapping

References

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Clinical Neurosciences
Department of Pediatrics
UTHSC College of Medicine
and
The Neuroscience Institute
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
777 Washington Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Holly Smith, RN, BSN, CPN
MEG Coordinator
901-287-7126 (phone)
901-287-4540 (fax)
Holly.Smith@lebonheur.org