Chapter 32. Neurodiagnostic Tools for the Paroxysmal Disorders

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Barbara E. Swartz MD, PhD Director Volunteer Faculty1,2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch32

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Swartz, B. E. (2009) Neurodiagnostic Tools for the Paroxysmal Disorders, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Epilepsy Clinics of S. Cal., Newport Beach, CA, USA

  2. 2

    Neurology, Department of Radiology, UCLA-West LA VA and UCI, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • neurodiagnostic tools - paroxysmal disorders;
  • electroencephalography (EEG) - recorded with filtering and amplification;
  • video-EEG (v-EEG) - standard epilepsy diagnosis;
  • magnetoencephalography (MEG) - analyzing brain function;
  • neuroimaging - computerized axial tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • functional MRI - cognitive brain function imaging;
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy - abnormalities shown in scarring, tumors, and dysplasias


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Electrophysiology

  • Neuroimaging

  • Summary

  • Further reading