Rating scales play an important role in the evaluation of computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance-detected white matter lesions (WML). Unfortunately, this type of visual semiquantitative assessment is not yet an optimal tool because commonly agreed concepts regarding its use are lacking. To generate a discussion platform for further improvement of CT and MRI rating, we will provide some basic definitions, summarize the advantages and disadvantages of scoring schemes and review current efforts towards the improvement of this tool. Future research will have to concentrate on deepening our understanding of the histopathologic substrates of WML and on strategies to document their progression.

CT and MRI rating of white matter lesions / F. Fazekas, F. Barkhof, L.O. Wahlund, L. Pantoni, T. Erkinjuntti, P. Scheltens, R. Schmidt. - In: CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES. - ISSN 1015-9770. - 13:suppl. 2(2002), pp. 31-36.

CT and MRI rating of white matter lesions

L. Pantoni
;
2002

Abstract

Rating scales play an important role in the evaluation of computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance-detected white matter lesions (WML). Unfortunately, this type of visual semiquantitative assessment is not yet an optimal tool because commonly agreed concepts regarding its use are lacking. To generate a discussion platform for further improvement of CT and MRI rating, we will provide some basic definitions, summarize the advantages and disadvantages of scoring schemes and review current efforts towards the improvement of this tool. Future research will have to concentrate on deepening our understanding of the histopathologic substrates of WML and on strategies to document their progression.
white matter lesions; CT; MRI; rating scale, measurement
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
CVD2002 suppl CT-MR.pdf

accesso riservato

Tipologia: Publisher's version/PDF
Dimensione 293.11 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
293.11 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/612185
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 89
  • Scopus 186
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 188
social impact