A prediction model for temporal lobe epilepsy lateralization operates on conventional magnetic resonance imaging contrasts and is more accurate than visual radiological assessment.
Why this matters
Magnetic resonance imaging cannot identify hippocampal pathology in up to 50% of temporal lobe epilepsy surgical candidates. This is the first report of a decision-support system that can lateralize hippocampal sclerosis in temporal lobe epilepsy using structural magnetic resonance imaging. Providing a non-invasive decision-support, advanced imaging analysis can bypass some of the limitations and risks associated with invasive diagnostics in temporal lobe epilepsy.