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Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Comparison to Electroencephalography in Newly Diagnosed Seizure Patients

Abarna Selvarajah, Armel Arputha Sivarajan, Shailendra Singh Naik

Keywords : Electroencephalogram, Magnetic resonance imaging, Seizures

Citation Information : Selvarajah A, Sivarajan AA, Naik SS. Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Comparison to Electroencephalography in Newly Diagnosed Seizure Patients. 2022; 11 (1):13-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9116

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


In newly diagnosed seizure patients though the norm is to do an electroencephalogram (EEG), underlying structural abnormalities will be better depicted on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and EEG may turn out to be normal. Since a wide variety of structural abnormalities in the brain can lead to seizures, studies had shown that MRI was more effective in detecting lesions accurately in addition to an EEG, so it is better to include MRI as a first line of investigation in seizure patients for early detection, treatment, and better prognosis of underlying structural abnormality.

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