Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 1

Application of multiple sclerosis

Author(s) : Luca Saba and Jasjit S Suri

Publisher IOP Publishing Ltd
Publication October 2019
Copyright Year 2020
ISBN (Online) 978-0-7503-1759-7
ISBN (Print) 978-0-7503-1757-3
Page 194
Language English


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing debilitating side effects that last a lifetime for those affected. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an established tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of MS due to its ability to depict the pathological features of the disease in high detail. Over the past few decades, developments in MRI applications, and MRI-based visualization of demyelinated CNS lesions have become pivotal to the diagnosis and monitoring of MS. In recent years, newer MR imaging technologies, including higher-field-strength MR units, have been developed to analyse the overall MS damage and highlight potential mechanisms of recovery in patients at different stages of the disease.