Enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in multiple sclerosis

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Abstract

Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is very sensitive in the detection of active lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS) and has become a valuable tool to monitor the evolution of the disease either natural or modified by treatment. In the past few years, several studies, on the one hand, have assessed several ways to increase the sensitivity of enhanced MRI to disease activity and, on the other, have investigated in vivo the nature and evolution of enhancing lesions using different non-conventional MR techniques to better define the relationship between enhancement and tissue loss in MS. The present review is a summary of these studies whose results are discussed in the context of MS clinical trial planning and monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-326
Number of pages7
JournalMultiple Sclerosis Journal
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Gd-enhancement
  • MRI
  • MS
  • Treatment trials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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