With more than 900 children visiting Children’s for epilepsy each year, the brand new will be able to care for all of them.
Children diagnosed with epilepsy and other disorders of brain development and function will have access to leading-edge technology in the new Leadbetter Dean Neurophysiology Lab at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. New technology in the Lab includes a dense array electroencephalography (EEG), a brain-modeling device that electrically “images” the brain and is an important tool in the evaluation of seizures, particularly in patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery.
The dense array EEG is able to localize abnormal brain activity by measuring and recording its electrical activity through the use of up to 256 electrodes, placed on key points on the patient’s head.
With the advancement in diagnostic testing like the dense array EEG, the treatment options for children with epilepsy and the possibility that they may live seizure-free are continually increasing.