Cerebral Imaging in Epileptic Disease: Results of Magnetic Resonance Imaging When Computed Tomography is Within Normal Limits

  • N. Roosen
  • D. Gahlen
  • W. Stork
  • E. Lins
  • M. Schirmer
  • W. J. Bock
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 15)

Abstract

Soon after the introduction of computed tomography (CT), numerous reports documented its usefulness in detection of cerebral abnormalities in epileptic disease (e.g., 2, 3, 8, 10, 14). The total number of abnormal findings varies considerably (7, 17, 22). Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is superior to CT in detecting cerebral demyelination, rivals CT in imaging of brain tumors, and has tremendous potential in evaluating structural disease of the central nervous system (5, 11, 21). Therefore, we investigated the value of MR in the examination of epileptic disease when CT has been normal.

Keywords

Ischemia Neurol Encephalitis Hyperin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Roosen
    • 1
  • D. Gahlen
    • 1
  • W. Stork
    • 1
  • E. Lins
    • 1
  • M. Schirmer
    • 1
  • W. J. Bock
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik, Medizinische Einrichtungen der Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorf 1Germany

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