In-depth

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Here's what to expect if you're scheduled for an EEG (electroencephalogram) — a common diagnostic test for many brain disorders, especially epilepsy.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can detect changes within certain tissues or organs early, often before disease progresses.

SPECT scan

SPECT scans use radioactive tracers and special cameras to create images of your internal organs. Find out what to expect during your SPECT.

Treatments and drugs

Vagus nerve stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation may be an option when traditional epilepsy treatment doesn't work.

May. 31, 2013