More than one million people in the United States suffer from seizures that are not controlled with antiseizure medications. Targeted interventions such as surgery and deep brain stimulation can confer seizure reduction or even freedom in many of these patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but success critically depends on identification of epileptogenic zones through MR imaging. Ultrahigh field imaging facilitates improved sensitivity and resolution across many imaging modalities and may facilitate better detection of epileptic markers than is achieved at lower field strengths. The increasing availability and clinical adoption of ultrahigh field scanners play an important role in characterizing drug-resistant epilepsy and planning for its treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • 7T
  • Epilepsy
  • MR imaging
  • Ultrahigh


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