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New Brain Mapping Technology (MEG) at Florida Hospital

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Patients at Florida Epilepsy Center will now have access to advanced brain mapping technology, also called magnetoencephalography (MEG). This incisionless and pain free procedure allows physicians to precisely target irregularities due to epilepsy and other conditions. Through this new technology for brain mapping, a personalized roadmap of the brain can be created, allowing clinicians to map a child’s brain and identify where critical areas such as sensory, motor, or language cortexes are specifically located and how they are working.

“The MEG provides complementary information to all the technologies we also use in treating neurological disorders, including epilepsy,” said Dr. Ki Hyeong Lee, medical director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children.  “Most importantly for many of the patients at the Epilepsy Center, it provides accurate 3 dimensional location of seizure focus. This tool will give us the best picture possible prior a patient undergoing surgery.”

This brain mapping program is the first neuro-imaging program of its kind in the state of Florida, adding new capabilities to the already outstanding team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists.

“As a mom, I am so happy to know that Florida Hospital now offers this option to families,” said Leslee Bell, mom to 12-year-old Lauren Bell who recently underwent brain surgery in January 2013. “We are so grateful to the team at Florida Hospital for Children for everything they did to help Lauren. This is one more tool that could help families like ours and I think people will travel to come here for this.”

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