Tumors and Tumoral Epilepsy
MRI in the diagnosis and management of epileptomas
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
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Special Issue: Tumors and tumoral epilepsy
Volume 54, Issue Supplement s9, pages 40–43, December 2013
How to Cite
Duncan, J. S. and de Tisi, J. (2013), MRI in the diagnosis and management of epileptomas. Epilepsia, 54: 40–43. doi: 10.1111/epi.12442
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
- MRI ;
- Functional MRI;
- Epilepsy surgery;
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is invaluable for identifying cerebral tumors that cause epilepsy. Serial voxel-based automated quantitative analyses are more sensitive than visual reading for detecting change in a lesion. Eloquent cortex can be identified with functional MRI (fMRI), with cautions about the precise location and extent of critical cortex. Tractography is useful for delineating critical white matter tracks as are MR venography and computerized tomography (CT) angiography for displaying veins and arteries. These data may be combined into a three-dimensional (3D) multimodal MR data presentation and displayed interoperatively to increase the precision and minimize the risk of neurosurgical treatment, and for the illustrations.