Table 1

 Indications for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with epilepsy. Source: International League Against Epilepsy, 1997

1Focal onset of seizures
2Onset of generalised or unclassified seizures in the first year of life, or in adulthood
3Focal deficit on neurological or neuropsychological examination
4Difficulty in obtaining seizure control with first line antiepileptic drugs
5Loss of seizure control or change in the seizure pattern