Neuroimaging and Neurodiagnostic Technology for Children

Pediatric Specialists Using the Latest Technology for Your Child

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program is using advanced diagnosis, treatment and neuroimaging technology to provide better outcomes for your child.

Our team provides unique treatment options based on each child's condition and needs. Learn more about the conditions we treat. 

Testing and Technology

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

      An EEG is a test that measures the electrical activity in the brain, called brain waves. A routine EEG happens at the hospital or doctor's office.

  • Ambulatory EEG

      An ambulatory EEG measures the electrical signals of your child’s brain while doing his everyday activities, such as playing with friends, watching TV and sleeping. Your child will have sensors on his scalp and carry a backpack with special equipment that records his brain signals. 

  • Dense Array EEG

      dense array EEG measures and records the brain’s electrical activity by using up to 256 electrodes. By placing this many electrodes at key points on the patient’s head, doctors are able to get a good approximation of where a child's seizures start.

  • Video electroencephalogram (vEEG) monitoring
      A video EEG combines an EEG with video of the patient. Our Epilepsy Center has 12 advanced, all-digital, video-monitored EEG beds, allowing physicians to constantly record and later monitor the patient's condition.
  • Electromyography (EMG)

      An EMG is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of muscles.

  • Cortical Stimulation

      Cortical stimulation is often used before surgery to help the neurosurgeon make decisions about what areas of the brain are affected by seizures. This process involves the placement of a grid on the brain. This grid has electrodes to help measure the electrical activity on the surface of the brain. 

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Fiber Tracking

      DTI uses computer technology to see the complex network of nerve fibers connecting the different areas of the brain. This technology can help surgeons plan for surgery.

  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

      The fMRI is a technology that takes advantage of measuring functional skills through the use of MRI technology.

  • Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI)

      The iMRI produces high-quality images that allow surgeons to better identify tumors and lesions during surgery.

  • Mock Scanner

      The mock scanner allows patients to undergo practice MRI sessions with clinicians and child life specialists, helping to reduce their anxiety prior to going into the real scanner.  It's also being used for clinical and research studies requiring functional MRI (fMRI). 

  • Wada Evaluations

      The wada test is a highly specialized procedure that is part of the neuropsychological examination for epilepsy. This test helps doctors figure out dominance and evaluate memory function in each hemisphere of the brain. The procedure may be requested by an epileptologist in order to obtain more detailed information about the patient's memory abilities.