Neuroimaging in Epilepsy by Harry T. Chugani

Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

EditorHarry T. Chugani

Hardcover | November 26, 2010

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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 thedisorder 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 onepilepsy. Each technique is described by world experts and epilespy centers worldwide.

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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 ...
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Title:Neuroimaging in EpilepsyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 3 inPublished:November 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195342763

ISBN - 13:9780195342765

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Contributors1. Harry T. Chugani and Ajay Kumar: Historical Perspectives of Neuroimaging in Epil2. Vivek Gupta and Richard A. Bronen: MRI: Overview of MR Techniques for Epilepsy3. Renzo Guerrini and Francesco Zellini: Malformations of Cortical Development4. Hoby Hetherington: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy5. William Davis Gaillard: Functional MRI6. Rajkumar Munian Govindan and Harry T. Chugani: Diffusion MRI in Epilepsy7. Robert C. Knowlton and Lawrence W. Ver Hoef: Magnetoencephalography Based Source Imaging for Epilepsy and Language Localization8. Thomas R. Henry: Positron Emission Tomography: Glucose Metabolism Studies in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy9. Csaba Juhasz and Harry T. Chugani: Positron Emission Tomography: Glucose Metabolism in Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy10. Aimee F. Luat and Harry T. Chugani: Positron Emission Tomography: Brain Glucose Metabolism in Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes11. Matthias J. Koepp: Flumazenil Positron Emission Tomography12. Carlos E. A. Batista, Diane C. Chugani, and Harry T. Chugani: Alpha-Methyl-L-Tryptophan Positron Emission Tomography13. William H. Theodore: Other PET Ligands used in Epilepsy14. SPECT Scanning for Epileptic Seizures: SPECT Scanning for Epileptic Seizures15. Otto Muzik and Harry T. Chugani: Multimodality Neuroimaging and Future DirectionsIndex