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).

Special MR techniques for brain imaging of multiple sclerosis / F. Sardanelli, B. Cotticelli, A. Fausto, M. Quarenghi, L. Menicagli, S. Schiavoni, R.C. Parodi. - In: RIVISTA DI NEURORADIOLOGIA. - ISSN 1120-9976. - 17:1(2004), pp. 117-124.

Special MR techniques for brain imaging of multiple sclerosis

F. Sardanelli
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2004

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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).
MR techniques; MRI; MS
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
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