U of M Researchers Discover Non-Invasive Way to Diagnose Epilepsy
University of Minnesota researchers and researchers from the Mayo Clinic say they have found a new, non-invasive way to diagnose epilepsy.
According to a recently published study, a new brain scan taken immediately after a seizure can give insight into causes of epilepsy and treatments. The technique helps determine the side of the brain where the seizures originate.
Researchers studied the brains of 28 patients immediately after a seizure using specialized imaging technology to gather data.
According to a statement from Bin He, the senior author of the study, it’s the first study were non-invasive methods were used to study patients after the seizure instead of during the seizure.
The study was published in Brain, an international journal of neurology. To read the full research paper in Brain, visit http://z.umn.edu/brain.