Study: 2nd PET scan could help pinpoint epilepsy seizure origin

12/29/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Researchers who assessed FDG-PET images of 280 refractory epilepsy patients suggested that those with initial imaging results showing regional hypermetabolism could benefit from a second FDG-PET scan to identify seizure origin. "The most significant finding is that the vast majority of pathologies showed hypometabolism," said the lead researcher, adding, "but with 2% of the cases showing hypermetabolism, it suggests to repeat the [FDG-PET] study, because the hypermetabolic focus is most likely still the focus of the seizure."

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