Evaluation of technetium-99m-ECD in childhood epilepsy.

  title={Evaluation of technetium-99m-ECD in childhood epilepsy.},
  author={Christian Menzel and S Steidele and Frank Gr{\"u}nwald and Andreas Hufnagel and L{\'a}szl{\'o} P{\'a}vics and Christian Erich Elger and H. J. Biersack},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={37 7},
UNLABELLED In childhood epilepsy, it is difficult, but of critical importance, to determine whether surgical intervention might be beneficial for an individual patient. Because both established procedures-MRI and electroencephalography (EEG)-have limitations, interictal and ictal regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) SPECT has proven to be a valuable adjunctive method in the presurgical evaluation of children. METHODS We evaluated the usefulness of the new rCBF tracer 99mTc-ECD in 14 children… CONTINUE READING

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