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We studied 10 medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients prior to surgery using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) to localize seizure foci. We found significantly elevated creatine/N-acetylaspartate (Cr/NAA) unilaterally in 8 and bilaterally in 2 patients. Five patients have been studied again 1 year after surgery. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of an indicator of hippocampal function with severity of depression symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS We evaluated 31 patients with video/EEG-confirmed temporal lobe epilepsy using creatine/N-acetylaspartate ratio maps derived from a previously validated (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging(More)
The goals of the current study were threefold: first, to confirm previous single volume proton (1H) magnetic resonance spectroscopy results of reduced N-acetyl aspartate (NAA, a putative marker of neurons) in multiple sclerosis (MS) white matter lesions using multiple volume 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI); second, to measure the(More)
PURPOSE To correlate the interictal spike field and region of seizure onset with the distribution of 1H-MRS abnormalities in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and improve our understanding of the clinical significance of 1H-MRS abnormalities. METHODS Scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) results were(More)
Temporal lobe epileptogenic foci were blindly localized in 8 patients with medically refractory unilateral complex partial seizures using noninvasive in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI) with 4-ml effective voxel size. The brain proton metabolite signals in 8 matched normal controls were bilaterally symmetrical within +/- 10%.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether diffusion mapping could lateralize intractable seizures in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) patients. BACKGROUND Animal seizure models show acute postictal depression of the apparent diffusion coefficient of water (ADCw), interictal normalization, then chronic elevation. METHODS The hippocampal plane was imaged with(More)
PURPOSE Magnetic resonance imaging, interictal scalp EEG, and ictal scalp EEG each have been shown to localize the primary epileptic region in most patients with mesial-basal temporal lobe epilepsy (MBTLE), but the association of surgical outcome and pathology with each combination of these test results is not known. METHODS We reviewed the MRI,(More)
The effect of different spatial-encoding (k-space) sampling distributions are evaluated for magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) using Fourier reconstruction. Previously, most MRSI studies have used square or cubic k-space functions, symmetrically distributed. These studies examine the conventional k-space distribution with spherical(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relative utility of 1H MRSI and hippocampal volumetry for the lateralization of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) in patients with intractable epilepsy. BACKGROUND MTLE is the most common partial-onset seizure disorder in patients undergoing temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. MR volumetry and spectroscopy are reliable(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine associations between 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H MRSI)-detected hippocampal creatine to N-acetylaspartate (Cr/NAA) ratios and neuropsychological measures sensitive to mesial temporal lobe function. BACKGROUND The measurement of 1H MRSI-detected hippocampal metabolites has proved effective in determining extent and(More)