HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c596W
Mr. Harry Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nuclear magnetic resonance scanners are possessed by the National Health Service; and what proportions of these are designed for use solely to identify epilepsy.

Mr. Dorrell

I am advised that magnetic resonance scanning is not a useful means of diagnosing epilepsy since most people with epilepsy would have a normal scan.