Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Epilepsy

Our nuclear imaging analysis team has developed novel methods for analyzing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) images in epilepsy patients. Improved methods of analyzing blood flow during seizures with SPECT has helped pinpoint seizure onset for surgical planning. The latest method developed by our group is Ictal-interictal SPECT Analyzed by SPM (ISAS). In addition, our group has developed novel methods for detecting the uncoupling of blood flow and metabolism in seizure generating regions of the brain using SPECT/PET ratio imaging.

For further information, contact Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.