Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epilepsy
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.
KeywordsStatus Epilepticus Epilepsy Surgery Focal Epilepsy Epileptogenic Zone Temporal Lobectomy
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