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Presurgical lateralization of seizure focus in temporal lobe epilepsy with noninvasive imaging.
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PMID:  23154478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: We retrospectively compared the seizure focus-localizing capability of interictal PET/CT to that of interictal magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging and ictal SPECT in 21 patient candidate for neurosurgery with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) by assessing overall lateralizing ability of these modalities and concordance of findings on these studies with results of electroencephalography (EEG). PET/CT demonstrated the greatest lateralizing ability of any of the imaging modalities and had the highest concordance rate for lateralization with EEG, highlighting its increasing diagnostic utility in the preoperative imaging workup of patients with medically intractable TLE.
Jay J Pillai; Hadyn T Williams; Scott E Forseen; Yong D Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1179-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; †Section of Nuclear Medicine and ‡Division of Neuroradiology, Departments of Radiology and §Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA.
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