The Morgan Engineering and Imaging in Epilepsy Lab works closely with the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery to develop Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to improve neurosurgical outcomes, particularly for patients with epilepsy. We directly support clinical care by developing and providing functional MRI to localize eloquent cortex in the brain to aid in surgical planning to minimize functional and cognitive deficits post surgery. Our research focuses on mapping functional and structural brain networks in epilepsy before and after surgical treatment. Ultimately, we aim to use MRI to fully characterize the spatial and temporal impacts of seizures across the brain to optimize management of epilepsy patients. The Morgan lab has on-going collaborations with the Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology Network (Englot), the Medical Imaging Processing Laboratory (Dawant), the MASI Laboratory (Landman), and researchers throughout the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS).
Nov 2018 (VISE)