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What are EEG and MRI used for in evaluating seizures?

What are EEG and  MRI used for in evaluating seizures?

Find cause: Mri may reveal structural cause for seizures. Eeg may show seizures or spikes (electrical abnormalities highly associated with the clinical occurrence of seizures. Type of "spikes" on eeg may help determine the seizure type and whether there is a genetic basis of seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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My 23 yr old son had a first seizure a month and a half ago eeg, mri, cats can all fine blood work fine why are chances he will not have another?

Get the crystal ball: How frightening for you and your son! but I am so happy to hear that the mri, ct, and blood work are normal; what a relief. Sometimes medications can induce seizures; i imagine this has been ruled out. While this is personal, i don't mind sharing that i had a single seizure while in residency training - back in l985. None since, and i'm a very busy, active physician. Good luck to you and your son. ...Read more

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What kinds of questions should I ask after a diagnosis of seizure disorder? Had abnormal eeg-mri normal. Just have fainted easily all my life.

What kinds of questions should I ask after a diagnosis of seizure disorder? Had abnormal eeg-mri normal. Just have fainted easily all my life.

Other causes possibl: Fainting can be caused by cardiac issues, blood pressure changes or just a very sensitive vagal nerve response. A neurologist should be able to help you get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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5 years ago i was diagnosed with epilepsy after 1 seizure(in a stressful situation) with an EEG test(+normal MRI results).could it be wrong/sth else?

5 years ago i was diagnosed with epilepsy after 1 seizure(in a stressful situation) with an EEG test(+normal MRI results).could it be wrong/sth else?

My response: First, epilepsy means more than one seizure, and you had a solitary event. Second, the diagnosis was probably correct, and your EEG likely showed abnormal findings c/w a risk for further events. But if you have been stable for 5 yrs, seems worthwhile to repeat EEG, if you are on medicines and see if you could taper off. Discuss with local neurologist. ...Read more

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Had a seizure had CT now they want me to have an MRI and EEG what could be wrong help can some one please answer

Had a seizure had CT now they want me to have an MRI and EEG what could be wrong help can some one please answer

Time will tell: This is standard work up for seizure. Mri will look for an anatomic abnormality. The eeg will look for a functional abnormality ("misfiring brain cells"). Since they feel an MRI is necessary, tumor or bleed is unlikely. There's no way to tell what is wrong until all the testing is done. ...Read more

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1st time seizure. Good mri, EEG was abnormal. Dr. Did not give details, but put on zonisamdine. prescription seems bad for many reasons. Male prone to infection & white cells high. Should more tests done?

1st time seizure. Good mri, EEG was abnormal. Dr. Did not give details, but put on zonisamdine. prescription seems bad for many reasons. Male prone to infection & white cells high. Should more tests done?

Convulsion: With only a single seizure, normal mr you would have been fine. However if the eeg was abnormal then you are likely a candidate for medication. If you are concerned about the medication proscribed then i would speak further with the dispensing physician. ...Read more

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Had seizure had CT it showed symmetrical hypodense area within insular cortex need MRI and EEG what could b wrong?

Had seizure had CT it showed symmetrical hypodense area within insular cortex need MRI and EEG what could b wrong?

Seizure location: This work up is trying to confirm the location in your brain where the seizures are starting. If the data support 1 location, then the can be a more specific discussion about what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Eeg (Definition)

An electroencephaolgram (eeg) is a test that uses wires on the scalp to measure electrical activity produced by the brain. It is used to assess cerebral activity, and can be very helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures as well ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more