Saint Cloud, FL
A 29-year-old male asked:
can a ct scan spot seizure activity then alert them to do an eeg?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: Generally ct scans show anatomy; they do not show function (pet scan needed for that). However, ct may detect an anatomical abnormality (like an arteriovenous malformation) that might be a seizure focus. Work-up for new-onset seizures usually includes an eeg.
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