The utility of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET (FDG PET) in epilepsy surgery.

  title={The utility of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET (FDG PET) in epilepsy surgery.},
  author={Chaturbhuj Rathore and John C. Dickson and Rute Teot{\'o}nio and Peter Joseph Ell and John S. Duncan},
  journal={Epilepsy research},
  volume={108 8},
PURPOSE To investigate the utility of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG PET) in helping decision making for epilepsy surgery. METHODS All patients with medically refractory focal epilepsy and MRI that was normal or discordant with clinical and EEG data underwent FDG PET. FDG PET scans were reported by two investigators blinded to clinical data using visual assessment aided by the semiquantitative assessment. All clinical, MRI and FDG PET data were reviewed in the… CONTINUE READING
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