Sequenze FSE e fast-FLAIR nella sclerosi multipla

Translated title of the contribution: Fast spin echo and fast fluid attenuated inversion recovery sequences in multiple sclerosis

Andrea Paolillo, Elisabetta Giugni, Alessandro Bozzao, Stefano Bastianello

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Fast spin echo (FSE) and fast fluid attenuated inversion recovery (fast-FLAIR) MR sequences were compared with conventional spin echo (CSE) in quantitating multiple sclerosis (MS) lesion burden. For each sequence, the total number and volume of MS lesions were calculated in 38 remitting MS patients using a semiautomated lesion detection program. CSE, FSE and fast-FLAIR images were reported on randomly and at different times by two expert observers. Interobserver differences, the time needed to quantitate MS lesions and lesion signal intensity (contrast-to-noise ratio and overall contrast) were considered. The lesions were classified by site into infratentorial, white matter and cortical/subcortical. A total of 2970 lesions with a volume of 961.7 cm3 was calculated on CSE images. FSE images depicted fewer (16.6%; p <.005) and smaller (24.9%; p

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)686-691
Number of pages6
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Paolillo, A., Giugni, E., Bozzao, A., & Bastianello, S. (1997). Sequenze FSE e fast-FLAIR nella sclerosi multipla. Radiologia Medica, 93(6), 686-691.