Clinical value of "ictal" FDG-positron emission tomography and the routine use of simultaneous scalp EEG studies in patients with intractable partial epilepsies.

@article{Barrington1998ClinicalVO,
  title={Clinical value of "ictal" FDG-positron emission tomography and the routine use of simultaneous scalp EEG studies in patients with intractable partial epilepsies.},
  author={Sally F Barrington and Michalis Koutroumanidis and Alexandros Agathonikou and Paul K. Marsden and C. D. Binnie and C. E. Polkey and Michael N. Maisey and Chrysostomos P Panayiotopoulos},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1998},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={753-66}
}
PURPOSE EEG is widely used during positron emission tomography (PET) to confirm the interictal state of the patient and assist in scan interpretation when a seizure occurs. Ictal scans usually reflect mixed interictal-ictal-postictal metabolic activity as seizures are brief in comparison to the 30-min uptake period of the tracer. We wished to determine whether routine EEG is justified and if seizures commonly affect the diagnostic information of the PET scan. METHODS We examined the PET scans… CONTINUE READING