Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epilepsy

The Central Clinical Research Questions
  • S. D. Shorvon
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 264)


The advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seems likely to have as great an impact on clinical epilepsy as did that of electroencephalography (EEG) in the late 1930s. Although the initial reactions to MRI in the imaging of epilepsy were dismissive, after only a few years of further experience its clinical importance became established. The technique was viewed in its initial phase of development simply as a superior alternative to computed tomography (CT). As experience has grown, however, the flexibility of MRI and its potential to provide clinical information well beyond routine imaging are now being recognised. There seems no doubt that clinical practice in epilepsy will be changed, sometimes radically, as MRI is more fully exploited in both the investigation and the treatment.


Status Epilepticus Epilepsy Surgery Focal Epilepsy Epileptogenic Zone Temporal Lobectomy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Shorvon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Neurology and National Hospitals for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.National Society for EpilepsyBucksUK

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