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3T MRI Quantification of Hippocampal Volume and Signal in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Improves Detection of Hippocampal Sclerosis

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Autor(es):
Coan, A. C. [1] ; Kubota, B. [1] ; Bergo, F. P. G. [1] ; Campos, B. M. [1] ; Cendes, F. [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
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[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Neurol, Neuroimaging Lab, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY; v. 35, n. 1, p. 77-83, JAN 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 62
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, MR imaging quantification of hippocampal volume and T2 signal can improve the sensitivity for detecting hippocampal sclerosis. However, the current contributions of these analyses for the diagnosis of hippocampal sclerosis in 3T MRI are not clear. Our aim was to compare visual analysis, volumetry, and signal quantification of the hippocampus for detecting hippocampal sclerosis in 3T MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred three patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy defined by clinical and electroencephalogram criteria had 3T MRI visually analyzed by imaging epilepsy experts. As a second step, we performed automatic quantification of hippocampal volumes with FreeSurfer and T2 relaxometry with an in-house software. MRI of 79 healthy controls was used for comparison. RESULTS: Visual analysis classified 125 patients (62%) as having signs of hippocampal sclerosis and 78 (38%) as having normal MRI findings. Automatic volumetry detected atrophy in 119 (95%) patients with visually detected hippocampal sclerosis and in 10 (13%) with visually normal MR imaging findings. Relaxometry analysis detected hyperintense T2 signal in 103 (82%) patients with visually detected hippocampal sclerosis and in 15 (19%) with visually normal MR imaging findings. Considered together, volumetry plus relaxometry detected signs of hippocampal sclerosis in all except 1 (99%) patient with visually detected hippocampal sclerosis and in 22 (28%) with visually normal MR imaging findings. CONCLUSIONS: In 3T MRI visually inspected by experts, quantification of hippocampal volume and signal can increase the detection of hippocampal sclerosis in 28% of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54552-9 - Estudo da progressão de dano na epilepsia de lobo temporal mesial com ou sem sinais de esclerose hipocampal
Beneficiário:Ana Carolina Coan
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 05/56578-4 - Centro multimodal de neuroimagens para estudos em epilepsia
Beneficiário:Fernando Cendes
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa CINAPCE - Temático