Brain and Spinal Cord MR Imaging Features in Multiple Sclerosis and Variants

Iris Dekker, Mike P. Wattjes*

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Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease, with the first symptoms mostly appearing early in life. In addition to the clinical and laboratory findings, imaging has become increasingly important for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring. Because of its importance for these purposes, a high level of knowledge of imaging MS pathology and a standardization of the imaging acquisition, interpretation, and reporting is necessary. Here we will describe the MR imaging characteristics of MS pathology, the current imaging protocols, diagnostic criteria, and the differential diagnosis of MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-227
Number of pages23
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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