Functional MRI

By: Andrew Yee What are Functional MRIs? A functional MRI is a piece of technology that forms a picture of what is happening inside the patient’s head. This is often done before surgery to determine where a tumor is. These images are then sent to the neurosurgeon, who can evaluate the specific brain region that […]


By: Shaun Kim What is SPECT Scan? SPECT Scan is short for single-photon emission computerized tomography scan. It uses a radioactive substance along with a special camera to create 3d images. The primary purpose of this scan is for a doctor to analyze how the patient’s organs are functioning by highlighting blood flow. Blood flow […]

Magnetoencephalography (MEG Scan)

By: Clara O’Hara What is an MEG Scan?  An MEG Scan, also known as a magnetoencephalography, is a non-invasive medical test that uses a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and a computer to measure neuromagnetic activity within the brain. It detects, records and analyzes the magnetic fields produced by electrical currents in the brain. The […]

Stereo EEG and Epilepsy

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T and Dr. Sharon Raju, BDS, MHA, LSSGB, PMEC What is a Stereo EEG? According to Cleveland Clinic, a stereoelectroencephalography, also known as a SEEG or Stereo EEG, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to precisely find the areas of the brain where seizures originate. Stereo EEGs […]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is an MRI? An MRI, also known as magnetic resonance imaging, is a medical imaging technique, which uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body (Mayo Clinic, 2019). MRI’s allow radiologists to see cross-sectional areas of […]

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is an EEG? An electroencephalogram also known as an EEG, is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. An EEG is performed by placing electrodes on the scalp which detect electrical charges from brain activity. An EEG is used to detect abnormal brain activity and the […]