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Selected Publications

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

  1. Liu M, Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. (2016) Gray matter structural compromise is equally distributed in left and right temporal lobe epilepsy. Human Brain Mapping, 37(2):515-24. [pubmed]
  2. Kulaga-Yoskovitz J, Bernhardt BC, Hong SJ, Mansi T, Liang KE, van der Kouwe AJ, Smallwood J, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. (2015) Multi-contrast submillimetric 3 Tesla hippocampal subfield segmentation protocol and dataset. Sci Data, 10;2:150059. [pubmed]
  3. Goubran M, Bernhardt BC, Cantor-Rivera D, Lau JC, Blinston C, Hammond RR, de Ribaupierre S, Burneo JG, Mirsattari SM, Steven DA, Parrent AG, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N, Peters TM, Khan AR. (2016) In vivo MRI signatures of hippocampal subfield pathology in intractable epilepsy. Human Brain Mapping, 37(3):1103-19. [pubmed]
  4. Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Hong SJ, Dery S, Bernasconi A (2015) Subregional mesiotemporal network regularization and fragmentation in temporal lobe epilepsy. Cerebral Cortex, in press. [pubmed]
  5. Kim H, Caldairou B, Hwang JW, Mansi T, Hong SJ, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. (2015) Accurate cortical tissue classification on MRI by modeling cortical folding patterns. Human Brain Mapping, 36(9):3563-74. [pubmed]
  6. Bernhardt BC, Hong SJ, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N (2015) MRI pattern learning in temporal lobe epilepsy: patient classification and prognostics. Annals of Neurology, 77(3):436-46. [pubmed]
  7. Kim HS, Bernhardt BC, Kulaga-Yoskovitz J, Caldairou B, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N (2014) Multi-variate hippocampal subfield analysis of local intensity and volume: application to temporal lobe epilepsy. Proceedings of Medical Image Processing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). Golland P. et al. (Eds.), 8674: 170-178.[pubmed]
  8. Caciagli L, Bernhardt BC, Hong SJ, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N (2014) Functional network alterations and their structural substrate in drug-resistant epilepsy. Front Human Neuroscience. 8:411. [pubmed]
  9. Bernhardt BC, Kim HS, Bernasconi N (2013) Patterns of subregional mesiotemporal disease progression in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology 81(21):1840-7. [pubmed]
  10. Bernhardt BC, Hong SJ, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N (2013) Imaging structural and functional brain networks in temporal lobe epilepsy. Front Hum Neurosci.1;7:624. [pubmed]
  11. Kim HS, Mansi T, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Surface-based multi-template automated hippocampal segmentation: application to temporal lobe epilepsy. Med Image Anal 2012, 16(7):1445-55. [pubmed]
  12. Concha L, Kim HS, Bernasconi A, Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N. Spatial patterns of water diffusion along white matter tracts in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology 2012, 79(5):455-62. [pubmed]
  13. Voets NL, Beckmann CF, Cole DM, Hong SJ, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. Structural substrates for resting network disruption in temporal lobe epilepsy. Brain 2012, 135:2350-7. [pubmed]
  14. Kim HS, Chupin M, Colliot O, Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Automatic hippocampal segmentation in temporal lobe epilepsy: impact of developmental abnormalities. Neuroimage. 2012, 59(4):3178-86. [pubmed]
  15. Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Kim HS, Bernasconi A. Mapping thalamocortical network pathology in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology 2012, 78(2):129-36. [pubmed]
  16. Kim H, Mansi T, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Robust surface-based multi-template automated algorithm to segment healthy and pathological hippocampi. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2011, 14:445-53. [pubmed]
  17. Kim H, Mansi T, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. Vertex-wise shape analysis of the hippocampus: disentangling positional differences from volume changes. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2011, 14:352-9. [pubmed]
  18. Bernhardt BC, Chen Z, He Y, Evans AC, Bernasconi N. Graph-theoretical analysis reveals disrupted small-world organization of cortical thickness correlation networks in temporal lobe epilepsy. Cerebral Cortex 2011, 21(9):2147-57 [pubmed]
  19. Voets NL, Bernhardt BC, Kim H, Yoon U, Bernasconi N. Increased temporo-limbic cortical folding complexity in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology 2011, 11;76(2):138-44. [pubmed]
  20. Bernasconi N and Bernhardt BC. Temporal lobe epilepsy is a progressive disorder. Nature Reviews Neurology 2010, 6(3). [pubmed]
  21. Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Concha L, Bernasconi A. Cortical thickness analysis in temporal lobe epilepsy: reproducibility and relation to outcome. Neurology 2009, 74(22):1776-84 [pubmed]
  22. Bernhardt BC, Worsley KJ, Kim H, Evans AC, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. Longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis of atrophy in pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology 2009, 72(20): 1747-54. [pubmed]
  23. Bernhardt BC, Worsley KJ, Besson P, Concha L, Lerch JP, Evans AC, Bernasconi N. Mapping limbic network organization in temporal lobe epilepsy using morphometric correlations: insights on the relation between mesiotemporal connectivity and cortical atrophy. NeuroImage 2008, 42(2):515-24. [pubmed]
  24. Kim H, Besson P, Colliot O, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. Surface-based vector analysis using heat equation interpolation: a new approach to quantify local hippocampal volume changes. MICCAI 2008;11(Pt 1):1008-15. [pubmed]
  25. Kim H, Bernasconi N, Bernhardt BC, Colliot O, Bernasconi A. Basal temporal sulcal morphology in healthy controls and patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology. 2008 May 27;70(22 Pt 2):2159-65. [pubmed]
  26. Sankar T, Kim H, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Temporal lobe epilepsy: differential pattern of damage in temporopolar cortex and white matter. Hum Brain Mapp. 2008 Aug;29(8):931-44. [pubmed]
  27. Bernasconi N, Natsume J, Bernasconi A. Progression in temporal lobe epilepsy: differential atrophy in mesial temporal structures. Neurology 65: 223-228, 2005. [pubmed]
  28. Bernasconi N, Duchesne S, Janke A, Lerch J, Collins DL, Bernasconi A. Whole brain voxel- based statistical analysis of gray matter and white matter in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuroimage 23: 717-23, 2004. [pubmed]
  29. Townsend TN, Bernasconi N, Pike BG, Bernasconi A. Quantitative analysis of temporal lobe white matter T2 relaxation time in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuroimage 23: 318-324, 2004. [pubmed]
  30. Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A, Caramanos Z, Antel S, Andermann F, Arnold DL. Mesial temporal damage in temporal lobe epilepsy: a volumetric MRI study of the hippocampus, amygdala and parahippocampal region. Brain 126: 462-469, 2003. [pubmed]
  31. Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A, Andermann F, Dubeau F, Feindel W, Reutens DC. Entorhinal cortex in temporal lobe epilepsy: a quantitative MRI study. Neurology. 1999 Jun 10;52(9):1870-6. [pubmed]


Malformations of Cortical Development

  1. Hong SJ, Bernhardt BC, Schrader D, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A (2015) Whole-brain MRI phenotyping of focal cortical dysplasia. Neurology, 16;86(7). [pubmed]
  2. Hong SJ, Bernhardt BC, Caldairou B, Liu M, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A (2015) MRI-based subtype prediction of epileptogenic cortical malformations. Medical Image Processing and Computer-Assisted Intervention. 9350:501-509 [pubmed]
  3. Hong SJ, Kim H, Bernasconi N, Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi A (2014) Automatic detection of cortical dysplasia type II in MRI-negative epilepsy. Neurology. 83(1):48-55. [pubmed]
  4. Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N. Unveiling epileptogenic lesions: the contribution of image processing. Epilepsia. 2011, 4:20-4. [pubmed]
  5. Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N, Bernhardt BC, Schrader DS. Advances in imaging for 'cryptogenic' epilepsies. Nature Reviews Neurology 2011, 7(2):99-108. [pubmed]
  6. Besson P, Andermann F, Dubeau F, Bernasconi A. Small focal cortical dysplasia lesions are located at the bottom of a deep sulcus. Brain. 2008 Sep 23. [pubmed]
  7. Besson P, Bernasconi N, Colliot O, Evans A, Bernasconi A. Surface-based texture and morphological analysis detects subtle cortical dysplasia. MICCAI. 2008;11(Pt 1):645-52. [pubmed]
  8. Dumoulin SO, Jirsch J, Bernasconi A. Functional organization of human visual cortex in occipital polymicrogyria. Human Brain Mapping 28 (12): 1302-1312, 2007. [pubmed]
  9. Colliot O, Antel S, Naessens V, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. In vivo profiling of focal cortical dysplasia on high-resolution MRI using computational models. Epilepsia 47: 134-142, 2006. [pubmed]
  10. Colliot O, Mansi T, Bernasconi N, Naessens V, Klironomos D, Bernasconi A. Segmentation of focal cortical dysplasia lesions on MRI using level set evolution. Neuroimage 32:1621-1630, 2006 [pubmed]
  11. Bernasconi N, Kinay D, Andermann F, Antel S, Bernasconi A. Analysis of shape and positioning of the hippocampal formation: an MRI study in patients with partial epilepsy and healthy controls. Brain 128: 2442-2452, 2005. [pubmed]
  12. Antel S, Collins DL, Bernasconi N, Shinghal R, Kearney RE, Arnold DL, Bernasconi A. Automated detection of focal cortical dysplasia lesions using computational models of their MRI characteristics and texture analysis. Neuroimage 19:1748-1759, 2003. [pubmed]
  13. Bernasconi A, Antel S, Collins DL, Bernasconi N, Olivier A, Dubeau F, Pike GB, Andermann F, Arnold DL. Texture analysis and morphological processing of MRI assist detection of focal cortical dysplasia in extra-temporal partial epilepsy. Annals of Neurology 49:770-775, 2001. [pubmed]


Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

  1. Bernhardt BC, Rozen DA, Worsley KJ, Evans AC, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Thalamo-cortical network pathology in idiopathic generalized epilepsy: insights from MRI-based morphometric correlation analysis. NeuroImage, 2009, 46(2):373-81. [pubmed]
  2. Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N, Natsume J, Antel SB, Andermann F, Arnold DL. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging of the thalamus in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Brain 126: 2447-2454, 2003. [pubmed]
  3. Natsume J, Bernasconi N, Andermann F, Bernasconi A. MRI volumetry of the thalamus in temporal, extra-temporal and idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Neurology 60: 1296-1300, 2003. [pubmed]




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