MRI in Epilepsy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642251382
  • ISBN-13: 9783642251382
  • DDC: 616.853075
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 270 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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MRI can play an important role in identifying 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 patients 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
MRI in Epilepsy.
1: Epilepsy Patients and How to Examine Them.
2: Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsy.
3: Classification of Epileptic Seizures.
4: Localization of Focal Seizures.
5: Epilepsy Syndromes.
6: The Term “Epileptogenic Lesion” and How to Use It.
7: What to Do After a First Seizure?.
8: How to Perform MRI.
9: MRI of Children.
10: Functional MRI.
11: The Wada Test.
12: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Chronic Epilepsy.
13: SPECT and PET.
14: Morphometric MRI Analysis.
15: Metallic Implants.
16: Epileptogenic Lesions.
17: Hippocampal Sclerosis.
18: Limbic Encephalitis.
19: Epilepsy Associated Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions.
20: Malformations of Cortical Development.
21: Neurocutaneous Diseases (Phakomatoses).
22: Trauma.
23: Vascular Malformations.
24: Ischemia.
25: Infection and Inflammation.
26: Rasmussen Encephalitis.
27: Metabolic Disorders.
28: Other Epilepsy-Associated Diseases and Differential Diagnoses.
29: Postsurgical MRI.