Functional diagnostic imaging in epilepsy

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #10.

This report has been prepared as part of a project to assess the role of high cost functional diagnostic imaging (FDI) and related methods in routine health care. In the present paper, the potential application of four FDI methods to the management of epilepsy is considered. The assessment considered the current status in this application of positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) when used with MRI as magnetic source imaging (MSI). The aim has been to review available literature on the efficacy of each of the methods, and to provide preliminary discussion regarding potential cost and accessibility of these technologies.


NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 1998

Topics: Diagnosis

Authors: Paula Corabian, David Hailey

ISBN (print): 1-896956-10-6

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104