A myriad spectrum of seizures on magnetic resonance imaging - A pictorial essay

Rahul Karthik Lingutla, Ajit Mahale, Akshatha R. Bhat, Sonali Ullal

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Patients with seizures represent a challenging clinical population both in pediatrics and adults. Accurate diagnosis of the cause of a seizure is important in choosing an effective treatment modality, surgical planning, predicting a prognosis, and follow-up. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using a dedicated epilepsy protocol plays a key role in the workup of these patients. Additional MR techniques such as T2 relaxometry and MR spectroscopy show a promising role to arrive at a final diagnosis. The spectrum of epileptogenic causes is broad. Radiologists and physicians need to be updated and require a patterned approach in light of clinical history and electroencephalogram findings to arrive at a reasonable differential diagnosis. This pictorial essay aims to review a few of the common and uncommon causes of seizures and their imaging features.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)3
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Publication statusPublished - 01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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