Brain Waves

Published On 11/15/2013

Brain Waves features the clinical, teaching and research endeavors of Le Bonheur Children's Neuroscience Institute.

Winter 2019 issue

Brain Blueprint: Le Bonheur utilizes cutting-edge technology and world-class talent for brain mapping

Le Bonheur Children's is the first hospital in the world to install MEGIN's TRIUX neo MEG (magnetoencephalography) system. The new MEG provides multiple advantages for neurologists and neurosurgeons including improved accuracy and the ability to scan patients who were previously unable to undergo testing with MEG due to implanted medical devices.  

2018 Le Bonheur Neurosurgery Volumes

  • Epilepsy Surgery Volume: 99*
  • Tumor Surgery Volume: 209*

*Patients, according to Le Bonheur Children's Neuroscience Institute

Case Study: Tristan Sudduth
Tuberous sclerosis complex, tonic-clonic seizures

Tristan Sudduth: 18 months
Imaging: MEG and hgECoG
Treatment: resective surgery
Result: seizure-free for two months

Le Bonheur neurologists give 16 presentations at AES Annual Meeting

Recently the Neuroscience Institute attended the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting where they gave 16 presentations about the latest research and trials taking place at Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute.

ABRET grants EEG laboratory a second five-year accreditation

The EEG laboratory at Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute recently became the only EEG lab in Tennessee ever to receive a second five-year accreditation from the Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET.

Neuroscience Institute welcomes new neuropsychologists

Billy Holcombe, PhD, and Jessica Pliego, PhD, recently joined Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute.

Klimo awarded Pediatrics Paper of the Year from CNS

Le Bonheur neurosurgeon Paul Klimo, Jr., MD, MPH, recently won Pediatrics Paper of the Year from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for his paper "Pineoblastoma - The Experience at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital."

Registration now open for Pediatric Neurology Symposium

The 13th annual Pediatric Neurology Symposium will be held at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., on April 26-27, 2019. To register, visit or call 901-516-8933.

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