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NEUROIMAGING EVALUATION of HPE is best accomplished by MRI. In all suspected cases the scan should include axial, sagittal and coronal sequences to enable complete evaluation of midline structures. Also, thin sections are recommended; ideally no greater than 3 mm thick, with spacing of 0.5 mm. Even better are volumetric protocols, which generally have 1.5 mm slice thickness with no gaps.
Until now, a lack of standardization of protocols has made it difficult to meaningfully classify this disorder. The individuals to the right have been instrumental in helping the Carter Centers to develop standardized MRI sequences to obtain 3-dimensional structural data for HPE, which can then be compared across many institutions. It is hoped that utilization of improving technology to fully characterize brain structure in HPE will lead to better classification schemes, important genotype-phenotype correlations, and ultimately to a better understanding of etiologies.
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