Book Chapter

MR Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging in Epilepsy

Alan Connelly

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN EPILEPSY: NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES, 2ND EDITION | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

This chapter presents a discussion on the role of magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion and perfusion imaging in epilepsy and discusses various techniques-such as perfusion and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-that are important research tools in epilepsy that are rapidly developing and being applied to problems in clinical practice. The chapter also provides an overview of the underlying principles of these methods, some of the technical constraints involved, and methods of analysis along with their implications. Moreover, the chapter illustrates the application of these methods to patients with epilepsy followed by a discussion of potential future developments. Diffusion imaging has been appli..

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