© 2013

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

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

  • Book Title MRI in Epilepsy
  • Editors Horst Urbach
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-25137-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43841-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-25138-2
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
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“This is an excellent MR atlas of acquired, metabolic, MELAS, congenital, pediatric, parasitic, infectious (bacterial & viral) AIDS, and tumorous lesions affecting cerebral cortical, white matter, and brainstem function. … I recommend this book to neurosurgeons, neuropathologists, neurologists, and researchers. Pediatic surgeons will also find the text/atlas helpful. It is very detailed with a large number of MR images in a case study format.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, July, 2015)

“This book is very well organized and very easy to read. … The editor of MRI in Epilepsy has put together a comprehensive list of epileptogenic lesions, with information on how to image them and how to correlate them with the clinical picture. … this book is a practical guide to help us better image these lesions and be more sensitive to them, so as to provide better services to our patients with epilepsy.” (Earn Chun Christabel Lee, Radiology, Vol. 272 (2), August, 2014)

“This multi-author monograph from the reputable publishing house Springer is a timely contribution to this field. … The chapters are well referenced for those who want further details. The book is an excellent scholarly contribution to the field of epilepsy imaging and will serve as a useful reference to be dipped in and out of by all who encounter these investigations in their clinical practice.” (Arpan K. Banerjee, RAD Magazine, January, 2014)