Treatments and Procedures for Pediatric Epilepsy
Treating epilepsy can be challenging since each child is unique and will respond differently to various kinds of treatment. Treating epilepsy can be challenging since each child responds differently to various kinds of treatment. Our experienced team will help your family understand the best treatment options available and what might work best for your child.
Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers state-of-the-art technology for patients seeking specialized pediatric treatment and care for managing epileptic seizures.
3-D Brain Imaging
3-D brain imaging is a type of MRI that is so detailed that it can be reformatted, and viewed
from any direction. It is used to give health care providers a complete picture of the
Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
A brain magnetic resonance imaging test is a medical procedure used to take pictures of the brain. It differs from CT scans in that it does not use radiation.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used in the surgical planning of delicate brain surgeries and it also has the potential to provide insight into neurologic and psychiatric disorders by showing brain activity.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs of the body. The Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique is a form of magnetic resonance imaging that is used to map out the areas of the brain which are responsible for movement, sensation, vision and language/speech.
Intraoperative Brain Mapping
Intraoperative brain mapping is a form of brain surgery performed while the patient is awake. It is done for patients with tumors or lesions near critical functional brain regions and require the patient to be responsive and able to communicate with the surgeon during the procedure.
Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
The iMRI supports the hospital’s neurosurgeons in maximizing resection of abnormal brain tissue.
A Ketogenic Diet (KD) is a high fat and very low in carbohydrate diet that can be used as a medical treatment for epilepsy.
Molecular Genetic Testing: Epilepsy Panel
The epilepsy panel test specifically looks for variations in DNA that can predispose people to disorders that cause epilepsy.
MRI-Guided Laser Ablation Surgery
MRI-guided laser ablation surgery (Visualase) is a non-invasive technique that’s used to treat brain tumors, epilepsy and other problems.
Optical imaging is a cutting edge form of imaging that’s used to detect medical problems. It creates better images that can differentiate between different types of tissues, and it also exposes the patient to no radiation.