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Data gathered from the noninvasive work-up will be used as a guide to placement and to ensure that the suspected epileptogenic zone is covered.
He or she is responsible for finding subtle abnormalities in the brain that can give rise to seizure disorders, and to perform analyses that give clues to the extent of the epileptogenic zone.
If the epileptogenic zone is definable, the surgical cure rate is 20%-30%, but "there is probably a higher percentage who have a decrease in seizures," he said.