Modern structural and functional brain imaging methodologies have made a colossal impact in the diagnosis and management of epilepsies1 24 high levels of anatomical and metabolic data are now provided by different brain imaging techniques. Seizures and epilepsy seizures are common about 4 percent of all people will have at least one seizure during their lifetime in patients with a first ever seizure imaging will mostly show no brain abnormalities because the seizure is provoked by fever drugs dehydration or sleep deprivation. What is an mri scan an mri magnetic resonance imaging scan is a test that produces very clear pictures or images of the human body without the use of x rays for someone with epilepsy a . Brain imaging can help pinpoint the areas of the brain causing the seizures magnetic imaging resonance mri positron emission tomography pet and single photon emission tomography spect can supplement findings from video eeg and routine eeg mri can reveal structural brain abnormalities causing seizures in general mri takes a picture . A brain scan may help to find the cause of your seizures the two common types of brain scan are magnetic resonance imaging mri and computerised axial tomography ct or cat the scan produces pictures of the brain which might show a physical cause for epilepsy such as a scar on the brain
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