More MS news articles for Dec 2001

Magnetic resonance imaging of MS-like disease

Online publication: December 5, 2001
Neurological Sciences
Abstract Volume 22 Issue 8 (2001) pp S103-S107
S. Bastianello
Department of Neurosciences, La Sapienza University of Rome, Viale dell'Università 30, I-00185 Rome, Italy


Early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) represents, to date, an essential endpoint.

Diagnostic certainty may, indeed, mean the possibility to start preventive treatments and delay the appearance of a clinically definitive MS or the progression of the disease.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represent a valid tool for early diagnosis, albeit several neurologic disorders may mimic the MRI findings of MS.

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