Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock is home to a non-invasive brain mapping technology called magnetoencephalography (MEG). The only one of its kind in the state, the MEG system allows our physicians to help identify patients who may benefit from epilepsy surgery. It’s also used to evaluate brain activity and mapping before brain tumor surgery. Our Magnetoencephalography Lab is poised to become a regional premiere site with a complement of imaging technology.
MEG detects magnetic fields produced in the brain to help our epileptologists identify areas of the brain that seizures are generating. The mapping technology is more precise than standard EEG; however, it’s complementary to other tests. Using multi-modal neuroimaging with MEG, EEG, MRI and most recently Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), physicians and patients have access to the newest technology for a more comprehensive view. This helps with the decision process for surgical and non-surgical treatment options and ultimately results in better outcomes.
At Arkansas Children’s, we know that a child’s primary care physician has the best understanding of each child’s individual health history, including growth and development milestones. If your patient needs diagnosis or treatment for any disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, including specialized epilepsy care, our team is here to help. With specially trained epileptologists and skilled neurosurgeons, if surgical intervention is the right treatment option, our team is here to assist in short-term or long-term care management.
We accept patients through a physician referral. If you would like to learn more about our services for epilepsy care, please contact us to make a referral at 501-364-4000.