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Contribution of magnetic source imaging to the presurgical work-up of patients with refractory partial epilepsy.
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PMID:  19202999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a functional cerebral imaging technique that non-invasively records extracranial magnetic fields generated by the electrical activity of the brain. Magnetic source imaging (MSI) is a combination of MEG and coregistered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that is increasingly being used in the non-invasive presurgical evaluation of patients with refractory partial epilepsy to localize the magnetic correlate of interictal epileptiform discharges. This paper reviews the basics of MEG and MSI, briefly describes the characteristics of the MEG system installed at the ULB-Hôpital Erasme and then summarises the available data on the contribution of MSI to the presurgical work-up of refractory partial epilepsy.
X De Tiège; M Op de Beeck; M Bourguignon; B Legros; E Carette; K Vonck; P Boon; D Baleriaux; S Goldman; P Van Bogaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0302-7430     ISO Abbreviation:  JBR-BTR     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-10     Completed Date:  2009-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888280     Medline TA:  JBR-BTR     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Cartographie Fonctionnelle du Cerveau, ULB-Hôpital Erasme, Route de Lennik, 808, B-1070 Bruxelles, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Brain Mapping / methods
Epilepsies, Partial / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Magnetoencephalography / methods*
Preoperative Care / methods*

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