Imaging Evaluation of the Adult Presenting With New-Onset Seizure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to discuss the evidence supporting the use of neuroimaging in adult patients presenting with new-onset seizure. CONCLUSION: Unenhanced CT should be the initial imaging examination performed for adults presenting with first unprovoked seizure in the acute setting to exclude conditions requiring urgent or emergent intervention. MRI has added benefits and should be considered for adults presenting acutely for whom the initial CT is negative and for those presenting with new-onset seizure in the nonacute setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tranvinh, E; Lanzman, B; Provenzale, J; Wintermark, M

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 212 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 30299997

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.18.20202


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States