The present study employs ultra-high field MRI (7 Tesla) to perform structural imaging on a group of 19 epilepsy patients and 9 healthy controls. We use automated segmentation of the amygdala to derive volumes of constituent sub-nuclei. When comparing epilepsy patients and controls, we found that the volume of the right lateral nucleus was reduced compared with controls. We also found that the anterior-amygdaloid-area and the whole right amygdala approach significance for reduced volume. These are the first in vivo findings that indicate particular nuclei are affected in epilepsy patients.