Triple dose of gadolinium-DTPA increases the sensitivity of spinal cord MRI in detecting enhancing lesions in multiple sclerosis

M. Filippi, T. A. Yousry

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Abstract

We compared the sensitivity of standard- and triple-dose gadolinium-DTPA magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting enhancing lesions within the spinal cord of 13 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We detected two enhancing lesions in two (15%) patients when the standard dose of gadoliniumDTPA was used and 12 lesions in 5 (38%) patients when the triple dose of gadolinium-DTPA was used. These results indicate that triple dose enhanced MRI might be useful to monitoring disease activity in MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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