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Table 3 Univariable binary logistic regression analysis, based on generalized linear mixed - effects model, entire dataset

From: Factors influencing the detection of treatable epileptogenic lesions on MRI. A randomized prospective study

Factors associated with correct interpretation of the MRI scan p - value Odds ratio 95% CI
Lesion Category
 Nonlesional < 0.001 0.395 0.248–0.629
 Hippocampal Sclerosis / Limbic Encephalitis < 0.001 0.349 0.220–0.555
 Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia < 0.001 0.076 0.047–0.121
 Gliotic scar / Hemosiderin / Cavernoma 0.005 0.505 0.315–0.810
 Focal Cortical Dysplasia < 0.001 0.070 0.044–0.113
 Low Grade Epilepsy Associated Tumor Reference
Medical Specialty
 Radiology 0.04 0.590 0.354–0.985
 Neurology < 0.001 0.379 0.246–0.584
 Epileptology 0.32 0.774 0.467–1.283
 Neuroradiology Reference
Postgraduate Experience
 <5 y 0.01 0.550 0.342–0.884
 5–10 y 0.03 0.634 0.420–0.958
 ≥10 y Reference
Experience with MRI in Epilepsy
 None 0.001 0.333 0.175–0.634
 Yearly 0.03 0.509 0.282–0.918
 Monthly 0.008 0.466 0.265–0.818
 Weekly 0.28 0.707 0.378–1.326
 Daily Reference
Experience with MRI field strength
 1 T 0.24 0.490 0.151–1.590
 1.5 T < 0.001 0.524 0.374–0.734
 3 T Reference
Experience with Focus Hypothesis in Epilepsy
 None 0.64 0.891 0.551–1.443
 <5 y 0.31 0.758 0.447–1.283
 5–10 y 0.53 1.187 0.699–2.017
 ≥10 y Reference
Teaching Course in MRI completed
 No 0.07 0.716 0.497–1.032
 Yes Reference
Focus Hypothesis provided
 No 0.001 0.682 0.544–0.855
 Yes Reference