Special MR Techniques for Brain Imaging of Multiple Sclerosis: A Pictorial Essay

Francesco Sardanelli, B. Cotticelli, A. Fausto, M. Quarenghi, L. Menicagli, S. Schiavoni, R. C. Parodi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Standard MR techniques for brain imaging of multiple sclerosis (unenhanced SE or fast-SE T1-weighted and dual-echo, i.e. proton density- and T2-weighted, sequences; Gd-enhanced SE T1-weighted sequences) give important information on natural history, lesion load and inflammation in multiple sclerosis. We show here the use of special MR techniques to: detect more supratentorial lesions (fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery); increase number and contrast-to-noise ratio, i.e. conspicuity, of enhancing lesions after Gd injection (magnetization transfer, fat saturation, image subtraction, high spatial resolution, double-triple contrast dose and delayed scan); and obtain information on myelin status (diffusion-weighting).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


  • MR techniques
  • MRI
  • MS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


Dive into the research topics of 'Special MR Techniques for Brain Imaging of Multiple Sclerosis: A Pictorial Essay'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this