Marianne A. A. van Walderveen

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) monitoring of disease progression in multiple sclerosis is limited by the lack of correlation of abnormalities seen on T2-weighted imaging, and disability. We studied the histopathology of multiple sclerosis lesions, as depicted by MRI, in a large postmortem sample, focusing on axonal loss. Tissue samples from 17 patients(More)
Since the invention of arterial spin labeling (ASL) it has been acknowledged that ASL does not allow reliable detection of a white matter (WM) perfusion signal. However, recent developments such as pseudo-continuous labeling and background suppression have improved the quality. The goal of this research was to study the ability of these newer ASL sequences(More)
T1 hypointensities are lesions that are hypointense on moderately T1-weighted conventional spin-echo sequences and serve as markers of matrix destruction and axonal loss. They correlate better with clinical disability than T2-weighted images, are found in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis, and can be used as surrogate outcome measures in(More)
We investigated various magnetic resonance MRI parameters for both brain and spinal cord to see if any improved the clinicoradiological correlation in multiple sclerosis. Ninety-one multiple sclerosis patients (28 relapsing-remitting, 32 secondary progressive and 31 primary progressive) were imaged using conventional T1, proton density- and T2-weighted MRI(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the appearance of enhancing multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images and the natural course of enhancing MS lesions on serial unenhanced T1-weighted and magnetization transfer (MT) MR images. METHODS One hundred twenty-six enhancing lesions were followed up monthly for 6 to 12 months to determine their(More)
Hypointense T1 lesions in multiple sclerosis patients correlate with axonal loss at autopsy and biopsy. We evaluated the chemical substrate of hypointense T1 lesions by using in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and analyzed the spectroscopic correlate of increased T1-relaxation time measurements. Localized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used as an outcome criterion in therapeutic trials in multiple sclerosis (MS) on the assumption that it, as a sensitive marker of biologic disease activity, could serve as a surrogate marker of disability. We evaluated the relation between MRI findings and disability in a quantitative follow-up study of 48 MS(More)
MRI findings are increasingly used as outcome measures in therapeutic trials in MS. The discrepancy between the extent of the lesions on conventional T2 images and the clinical condition of the patient is one of the problems encountered in such studies. This clinical-radiological paradox prevents the use of MRI data as surrogate markers of disability in MS.(More)
Postmortem unfixed whole brains from five multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were examined by MRI using a T2- and T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) sequence and histology to investigate the histopathologic characteristics of hypointense lesions on T1-weighted SE MR images. The degree of hypointensity was scored semiquantitatively by two blinded observers in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The distribution of multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions in the brain follows a specific pattern, with most lesions in the periventricular regions and in the deep white matter; histopathologic studies have shown a perivenous distribution. The aim of this study was to illustrate these distribution patterns in vivo using high-resolution MR(More)