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.
Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, where surgery is performed as a potential cure
Identifying the source of seizure activity in the brain
Non-invasively identifying the metabolic focus for possible surgical removal
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.