MRI in Epilepsy

  • Horst Urbach

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Horst Urbach, Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 3-4
  3. Horst Urbach, Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 5-10
  4. Horst Urbach, Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 11-13
  5. Horst Urbach, Robert Sassen, Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 15-19
  6. Horst Urbach
    Pages 25-28
  7. Horst Urbach
    Pages 29-36
  8. Robert Sassen, Horst Urbach
    Pages 37-41
  9. Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 43-49
  10. Horst Urbach, Jörg Wellmer
    Pages 51-56
  11. Friedrich G. Woermann
    Pages 57-62
  12. Wim Van Paesschen, Karolien Goffin, Koen Van Laere
    Pages 63-71
  13. Hans-Jürgen Huppertz
    Pages 73-84
  14. Horst Urbach, Sebastian Flacke
    Pages 85-88
  15. Horst Urbach
    Pages 91-100
  16. Horst Urbach, Christian G. Bien
    Pages 101-108
  17. Horst Urbach, Susanne Greschus
    Pages 125-163
  18. Horst Urbach
    Pages 165-176
  19. Horst Urbach
    Pages 177-180
  20. Horst Urbach, Timo Krings
    Pages 181-192
  21. Horst Urbach
    Pages 193-206
  22. Horst Urbach
    Pages 207-218
  23. Horst Urbach, Christian G. Bien
    Pages 219-225
  24. Horst Urbach, Jens Reimann
    Pages 227-244
  25. Marec von Lehe, Horst Urbach
    Pages 257-266
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


Epileptogenic lesions are often small and do not change over time. Moreover, several genetically determined epilepsy syndromes exist, and by definition are not caused by underlying structural lesions. As a result of these circumstances, there is frequently a degree of uncertainty over whether an epileptogenic lesion is being overlooked or simply is not present. MRI can play an important role in resolving such uncertainty and localizing epileptogenic foci.


This book aims to provide the clinical and imaging information required in order to decide whether an MRI scan is appropriate and whether it is likely to be sufficient to detect a lesion. The first part of the book presents background information on epilepsy and explains how to perform an MRI examination. Detailed attention is paid to functional MRI and post-processing, and the examination of subcategories of patients is also discussed. The second part of the book then documents the MRI findings obtained in the full range of epileptogenic lesions with the aid of high-quality images. Throughout, emphasis is placed on guiding the reader in the correct interpretation of the imaging findings. Both radiologists and referring physicians will find this book to be an indispensable guide to the optimal use of MRI in epilepsy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Urbach
    • 1
  1. 1., Radiology/NeuroradiologyUniversity Hospital BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25137-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25138-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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