Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder defined by the central nervous system's rapid, recurring, and transitory malfunction caused by aberrant, excessive neuronal activity. Epilepsy affects more than 50 million people globally, posing a significant global health burden. In developing countries, the problem is more acute than in developed countries. Epilepsy is twice as common in low and middle-income nations as it is in high-income countries, according to reports. Furthermore, in low-income economies, the prevalence is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. In affluent economies, sophisticated technology utilised in epilepsy diagnosis, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are widely available, however in certain underdeveloped countries, they are not or only available in large cities. According to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), everyone with epilepsy should get a high-quality MRI in the ideal circumstances.