Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

ISBN : 9780195342765

Harry Chugani
272 ページ
221 x 287 mm

Perhaps the most important achievements in the field of epileptology in the past two decades have been in the neuroimaging and genetic breakthroughs as applied to patients with epilepsy. Indeed, neuroimaging has become a vital part in the study of epilepsy, affecting broad aspects of the disorder ranging from diagnosis and classification to treatment and prognosis. Neuroimaging in epilepsy encompasses many different approaches that have reached various levels of expertise across epilepsy centers worldwide. This book discusses every imaging modality used to gather information on epilepsy. Each technique is described by world experts and epilespy centers worldwide.


1. Historical Perspectives of Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Harry T. Chugani and Ajay Kumar
2. MRI: Overview of MR Techniques for Epilepsy Vivek Gupta and Richard A. Bronen
3. Malformations of Cortical Development Renzo Guerrini and Francesco Zellini
4. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Hoby Hetherington
5. Functional MRI William Davis Gaillard
6. Diffusion MRI in Epilepsy Rajkumar Munian Govindan and Harry T. Chugani
7. Magnetoencephalography Based Source Imaging for Epilepsy and Language Localization Robert C. Knowlton and Lawrence W. Ver Hoef
8. Positron Emission Tomography: Glucose Metabolism Studies in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Thomas R. Henry
9. Positron Emission Tomography: Glucose Metabolism in Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy Csaba Juhasz and Harry T. Chugani
10. Positron Emission Tomography: Brain Glucose Metabolism in Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes Aimee F. Luat and Harry T. Chugani
11. Flumazenil Positron Emission Tomography Matthias J. Koepp
12. Alpha-Methyl-L-Tryptophan Positron Emission Tomography Carlos E. A. Batista, Diane C. Chugani, and Harry T. Chugani
13. Other PET Ligands used in Epilepsy William H. Theodore
14. SPECT Scanning for Epileptic Seizures R. Edward Hogan, Elson L. So, and Terence J. O'Brien
15. Multimodality Neuroimaging and Future Directions Otto Muzik and Harry T. Chugani


Dr. Harry Chugani is a pediatric neurologist who has pioneered the applications of PET scanning in children. He has developed new approaches using PET to evaluate patients with epilepsy, including epilepsy surgery. His research on infantile spasms and tuberous sclerosis has had significant impact on new treatment strategies in these disorders. More recently, he has applied diffusion tensor MRI in a multimodality imaging approach to the study of epilepsy.