Modern structural and functional brain imaging methodologies have made a colossal impact in the diagnosis and management of epilepsies1 24 high levels of anatomical and metabolic data are now provided by different brain imaging techniques. In patients with a first ever seizure imaging will mostly show no brain abnormalities because the seizure is provoked by fever drugs dehydration or sleep deprivation the term epilepsy is used when there are recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy protocol mri at 15t or 30t on the other hand includes the entire brain from nasion to inion t1 weighted mprage or spgr images 15 mm slice thickness with no intervening gap obtained in the coronal oblique plane if tle is suspected. Brain imaging for epilepsy when diagnosing epilepsy special imaging tests may be needed to supplement the findings from the neurological exam and eeg recordings brain imaging can help pinpoint the areas of the brain causing the seizures. Epilepsy and magnetic resonance imaging mri in this article in this article in this article what is an mri scan is mri safe how long is the mri exam brain shunt tubes for hydrocephalus
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