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Abstract #3139

Multimodal 7T MRI of epilepsy surgery candidates: Prospective evaluation of impact on presurgical decisions

Giske Opheim1,2, Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen1,3, Patrick Fisher1, Ulrich Lindberg4, Mark Bitsch Vestergaard4, Helle Juhl Simonsen4, Henrik Bo Wiberg Larsson4, Anne-Mette Leffers5, Camilla Gøbel Madsen5, Olaf Bjarne Paulson1, and Lars Hageman Pinborg1,2

1Neurobiology Research Unit, Dept. of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 3Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4Functional Imaging Unit, Dept. of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Rigshospitalet - Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Centre for Functional & Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Identifying lesions at 3T MRI remains the most important correlate to epilepsy surgery outcome. Since 45% of candidates present with negative 3T MRI, investigation of diagnostic yield of clinical 7T MR protocols along with post-processing markers is urged. This ongoing study will evaluate how radiological descriptions and computational morphometrics affect presurgical decisions. So far, 19 patients and 31 controls are scanned at the Philips Achieva 7T system at Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark. Preliminary analyses of automatic segmentations show promising potential. We are in radiological training, but expect first case with evaluation of impact on presurgical decision to start around new-year 2018/2019.

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