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fMRI of Active DBS Stimulation in Epilepsy

January 2, 2020


In this study, investigators will use a Functional MRI (fMRI) scan to monitor brain activity during Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in people with epilepsy to see if it correlates with becoming seizure-free. The fMRI scan measures metabolic changes in the brain to determine which parts of the brain handle critical functions and identify language and movement control areas.


Study Information

Investigators will conduct the fMRI on 5 participants. The study began on March 5, 2019 and is estimated to be completed by December 2020.


Inclusion Criteria


  • Ages 18+
  • All sexes
  • Patients selected to undergo anterior thalamic nucleus DBS for refractory epilepsy


Exclusion Criteria


  • Contraindication to MRI



Mayo Clinic in Florida

Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224

Contact: Kendra Brown    904-953-7755  

Principal Investigator: Erik Middlebrooks



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