Project

novel imaging techniques to localise the epileptogenic zone in patients with refractory epilepsy

Code
01Z06907
Duration
01 November 2007 → 31 August 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
Keywords
refractory epilepsy high resolution surface coil magneto-encephalography (MEG)
 
Project description

This project investigatse the added value of a novel neurophysiological tool (magnetoencephalography) and a novel imaging tool (high-field-high-resolution-surface-coil-imaging) with regards to their potential to localize the epileptogenic zone in patients with refractory epilepsy, in whom this zone cannot be identified using the currently available presurgical evaluation and to increase the number of patients that can undergo surgery.