Epilepsy PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

Early research and clinical applications of PET imaging were almost exclusively devoted to the brain, and provided immense amounts of data that have advanced our understanding of brain function and changes in regional glucose metabolism.

  1. Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, where surgery is performed as a potential cure
  2. Identifying the source of seizure activity in the brain
  3. Non-invasively identifying the metabolic focus for possible surgical removal
  4. Helping determine if there is more than one focus

Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY. 2006.

Title Description Author
Case 01 Evaluation of possible epilepsy University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.