Diffusion abnormalities in temporal lobes of children with temporal lobe epilepsy: a preliminary diffusional kurtosis imaging study and comparison with diffusion tensor imaging.

@article{Gao2012DiffusionAI,
  title={Diffusion abnormalities in temporal lobes of children with temporal lobe epilepsy: a preliminary diffusional kurtosis imaging study and comparison with diffusion tensor imaging.},
  author={Yu Gao and Yuzhen Zhang and Chun Sing Wong and Po-Man Wu and Zhongping Zhang and Junling Gao and Deqiang Qiu and Bingsheng Huang},
  journal={NMR in biomedicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1369-77}
}
In this preliminary study, we aimed to investigate the abnormalities of water diffusion in children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Eight children with unilateral TLE (according to electroencephalography, EEG) and eight age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)/diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) acquisitions were performed. Radial diffusivity (λ(⊥)), axial diffusivity (λ(∥)), mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA) maps were calculated for both… CONTINUE READING