Virginia Mason's Neuroscience Institute is dedicated to the diagnosis of epilepsy, and improving the lives of patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy represents a common neurologic disorder that can cause recurrent seizures — a neurologic event associated with increased electrical activity in the brain.
To help diagnose epilepsy, a thorough clinical history will be conducted. Additional tests may include:
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to evaluate the structure of the brain
- EEG (electroencephalogram) to monitor brain waves
- Cardiac tests to evaluate heart conditions that might mimic seizures from the brain
- Blood tests
For more information about seizure disorders or to schedule an appointment with a Virginia Mason neurologist specializing in seizure disorders, call (206) 341-0420.