Martin D. King

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Diffusion tensor fiber tracking potentially can give information about in vivo brain connectivity. However, this technique is difficult to validate due to the lack of a gold standard. Fiber tracking reliability will depend on the quality of the data and on the robustness of the algorithms used. Information about the effects of various anatomical and image(More)
Localized q-space imaging was used to obtain water displacement profiles from mouse brain. These profiles take the form of unidirectional diffusive displacement probability distributions. Two groups of mice were studied, a normal group and a group in which surgery had been performed to produce a unilateral reduction in the supply of blood to the forebrain.(More)
We used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) to investigate the temporal lobes of 25 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Spectra were obtained from 2 x 2 x 2 cm cubes in the medial region of the temporal lobe, and were analyzed on the basis of signals from N-acetylaspartate (NAA), creatine + phosphocreatine (Cr), and choline-containing(More)
Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) is the most common lesion in patients who require epilepsy surgery, and approximately 50% of patients with MTS have a history of prolonged febrile convulsion (PFC) in childhood. The latter led to the hypothesis that convulsive status epilepticus, including PFC, can cause MTS. Our recently published data on children(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging has been shown to be particularly suited to the study of the acute phase of cerebral ischemia in animal models. The studies reported in this paper were undertaken to determine whether this technique is sensitive to the known ischemic thresholds for cerebral tissue energy failure and(More)
The aims of this study were to examine the relationships of hippocampal T2 (HCT2) relaxation time and magnetic resonance (MR)-based hippocampal volume (HCV) to neuronal (ND) and glial cell densities (GD) of hippocampal neuronal cell layers, and to obtain a better clinicopathological definition of hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and end folium sclerosis (EFS).(More)
The time evolution of water diffusion, perfusion, T1, and T2 is investigated at high magnetic field (8.5 T) following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in the rat. Cerebral blood flow maps were obtained using arterial spin tagging. Although the quantitative perfusion measurements in ischemic tissue still pose difficulties, the combined perfusion(More)
A pulsed magnetic field gradient spin echo technique was used to study the brain of two volunteers and eight patients. The pulsed gradients were applied both perpendicular and parallel to the image slice. Striking changes in signal intensity were demonstrated in white matter depending on the direction in which pulsed gradients were applied. These effects(More)
The nature of the relationships between status epilepticus, acute hippocampal injury, mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) and temporal lobe epilepsy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether generalized status epilepticus is associated with brain abnormalities, especially in the mesial temporal lobe, within 5 days of the acute event.(More)
Statistical techniques play a major role in contemporary methods for analyzing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. In addition to the central role that classical statistical methods play in research using MRI, statistical modeling and machine learning techniques are key to many modern data analysis pipelines. Applications for these techniques cover a(More)