Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious neurological disorders, while MRI is the especial choice to investigate seizures with focal onset. This special issue dedicated to MRI and epilepsy was organized by Dr. Gavin P. Winston from Epilepsy Society MRI Unit, Bucks, UK.
In this issue, Martin et al. describe the current state of the art of this area. Bonilha and Keller explore how quantitative imaging may be able to identify neuroanatomical correlates of postoperative outcome and thus better predict outcome. Yoong summarises the imaging correlates of a variety of impairments seen in children with epilepsy, an area that is need of significantly more research. Beltramini and colleagues describing the studies performed to date in this emerging field. Leyden and colleagues discuss the role of diffusion imaging in studying language and memory networks in TLE and show that such studies demonstrate structural plasticity within these networks following resective surgery.Other imaging techniques and challenges are also exposed in this issue. The field of MRI and epilepsy remains a rapidly evolving field, and we hope this issue can provide some reference.