MRI in Epilepsy by Horst UrbachMRI in Epilepsy by Horst Urbach

MRI in Epilepsy

EditorHorst Urbach

Hardcover | June 4, 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.

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Title:MRI in EpilepsyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pagesPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642251374

ISBN - 13:9783642251375

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Table of Contents

Epileptic Seizure and Epilepsy.- Classification of epileptic seizures.- Description of focal seizures.- Description of generalized seizures.- Classification of epilepsy syndroms.-Definition of the term epileptogenic lesion and how to use it.- What to do after a first seizure.-Febrile seizures.- How to perform a MRI examination.- Functional Imaging and Post-Processing.- Examination of children.- Examination of patients with intracranial electrodes and other metallic implants.- Congenital malformations,- neurocutaneous diseases.- Posttraumatic lesions.- Vascular lesions.- Infections.