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Imaging Studies

At the Penn Epilepsy Center, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed with the highest strength magnet available for clinical studies. In addition, metabolic studies are performed with positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to evaluate blood flow patterns.

Ongoing clinical research by Dr. John A. Detre and colleagues in the area of functional MRI helps localize areas of the brain that control memory, language, and motor and visual functions. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can analyze the chemical composition of different areas of the brain, which helps to determine where seizures originate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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