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MEG/EEG in pediatric epilepsy: clinical and research studies at Boston Children’s Hospital by Dr. Banu Ahtam

MEG/EEG in pediatric epilepsy: clinical and research studies at Boston Children’s Hospital by Dr. Banu Ahtam

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Event Location: 
Webinar

Approximately 30-40% of children with epilepsy are medically intractable and may require brain surgery to stop their seizures (Laxer et al., 2015). At Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), epilepsy patients go through presurgical evaluation with the use of numerous brain imaging techniques, including the pediatric MEG system (Tristan Technologies Inc.) (Okada et al., 2016) and the ANT Neuro EEG system (ANT Neuro), to estimate the location of the area responsible for generating the seizures and to determine the best strategy for surgical intervention. This talk will cover the clinical workflow and research projects at the MEG/EEG Program of BCH for pediatric patients with epilepsy. Procedures described will include patient preparation, data acquisition, data pre-processing, and data analysis. Results will be presented for example cases including patients with epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex, focal cortical dysplasia, and Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency.

Banu Ahtam, DPhil, is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an Associate Scientific Research Staff at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). She is the Director of the Clinical MEG Program at the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging & Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC) in BCH. Dr. Ahtam completed her doctoral studies at the Psychiatry Department in the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Her projects examine the brain structure and function of neurodevelopmental disorders using multimodal imaging techniques such as MEG, EEG, DTI, sMRI, and rs-fMRI at FNNDSC in BCH/HMS, where she also completed her post-doctoral fellowship.

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