With or without spikes: localization of focal epileptic activity by simultaneous electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Grouiller2011WithOW,
  title={With or without spikes: localization of focal epileptic activity by simultaneous electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Grouiller and Rachel C. Thornton and Kristina Groening and Laurent Spinelli and John S. Duncan and Karl Schaller and Michael Siniatchkin and Louis Lemieux and Margitta Seeck and Christoph M. Michel and Serge Vulliemoz},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={134 Pt 10},
  pages={2867-86}
}
In patients with medically refractory focal epilepsy who are candidates for epilepsy surgery, concordant non-invasive neuroimaging data are useful to guide invasive electroencephalographic recordings or surgical resection. Simultaneous electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging recordings can reveal regions of haemodynamic fluctuations related to epileptic activity and help localize its generators. However, many of these studies (40-70%) remain inconclusive, principally… CONTINUE READING