Magnetoencephalography

Hermann Stefan, Nobukazu Nakasato, andrew C. Papanicolaou

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Abstract

In addition to conventional electroencephalographic (EEG) analysis, magnetoencephalography (MEG) provides the possibility of sophisticated electrophysiological analysis of epileptic network activities. In addition, combinations of MEG/EEG with multimodal imaging provide promising approaches for delineation of functionally important and epileptic cortex. The following clinical applications of MEG in epileptology are discussed: localization of focal epileptic activity sources to guide invasive electrophysiological procedures; localization of focal epileptic activity sources to guide detailed planning of neurosurgical procedures (e.g., with neuronavigation), with the goal of minimal tissue removal; elucidation of spatial relationships of epileptic spike generation and subtle anatomical lesions; postoperative follow-up and, in cases where the first neurosurgical treatment has failed to render the patient seizure-free, facilitation of the decision concerning the possibility of a second operation; screening of patients who are possible candidates for epilepsy surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages347-358
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume107
ISSN (Print)0072-9752

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Stefan, H., Nakasato, N., & Papanicolaou, A. C. (2012). Magnetoencephalography. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (pp. 347-358). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 107). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52898-8.00021-5