fMRI: applications in epilepsy.

  title={fMRI: applications in epilepsy.},
  author={John A. Detre},
  volume={45 Suppl 4},
Functional MRI (fMRI) methods use currently standard MRI scanning hardware to detect changes in regional blood flow and metabolism that accompany regional brain activation. Major applications of fMRI in epilepsy include the localization of task-correlated language and memory function, and the localization of ictal and paroxysmal phenomena. Language lateralization by fMRI provides comparable results to intracarotid amobarbital testing, and memory lateralization by fMRI also shows promise. The… CONTINUE READING