MRI of spinal cord in MS

Stefano Bastianello, Andrea Paolillo, Elisabetta Giugni, Saverio Giuliani, Giulio Evangelisti, Giacomo Luccichenti, Ugo Angeloni, Claudio Colonnese, Marco Salvetti, Claudio Gasperini, Carlo Pozzilli, Cesare Fieschi

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Over the last 10-15 years, magnetic resonance imaging techniques have had a major impact in understanding and managing multiple sclerosis. The present review briefly summarises the current usefulness of spinal cord MRI in MS disease, examining the frequency, distribution and main characteristics of spine MS plaques; the differential diagnosis with other spinal cord disease was also described. Finally we considered how newer imaging sequences when added to semi-automated quantitative methods, may give us a putative tool to reliably quantify subtle changes which develop on the spinal cord of MS patients over time.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of NeuroVirology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neurology


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