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The MRI and MS Part II: Diagnosing MS
As I have said in previous posts, the diagnosis of MS requires demonstrated inflammation in different parts of the central nervous system (this is referred to as dissemination in space) and at different points of time (this is referred to as dissemin
The MRI and MS Part IV: Following Progress of MS
No one disputes the importance of MRI in diagnosing MS and detecting active inflammation. Once the diagnosis of MS has been made, however, the role of the MRI is somewhat less clear, at least in patients who are clinically stable. Most neurologists o
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
What Is an MRI? A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisi
The MRI and MS: Part I: The Basics
As anyone who has MS knows, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) of the brain and spinal cord area frequent part of the life of an MS patient. The MRI provides an amazing window of detail into the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord. Alt
Cervical MRI Scan
What Is a Cervical Spine MRI? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technique. A cervical MRI scans the soft tissues of the neck and cervical spine. The cervical spine is the portion of the spine that runs through the neck. A cerv
Lumbar MRI Scan
What Is a Lumbar MRI Scan? A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making a surgical incision. The scan allows your doctor to see the soft tissues of the body, like muscles, alon
The MRI and MS: Part III: Relapses in MS
In addition to using MRIs to help diagnosis MS, it is also helpful for a neurologist to see if there are changes on the MRI whenever patients experience symptoms suggestive of a relapse. The most important indicator of active inflammation is the pres
What Is a Heart MRI? An magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making an surgical incision. An MRI allows your doctor to see the soft tissues in your body, along with your bones.
MRI Images May Pinpoint Time of Stroke
2 (HealthDay News) -- MRI images can serve as a "surrogate clock" to pinpoint stroke onset in patients whose symptoms began during sleep, increasing the number of patients eligible for highly effective clot-busting therapy, according to a new study....
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- MRI brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment -- early-stage memory problems that don't interfere with daily living -- are more likely to develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease,...