Differentiating multiple sclerosis from other causes of demyelination using diffusion weighted imaging of the corpus callosum.

@article{Farber2009DifferentiatingMS,
  title={Differentiating multiple sclerosis from other causes of demyelination using diffusion weighted imaging of the corpus callosum.},
  author={Rebecca Straus Farber and Laetitia Devilliers and Aaron Miller and Fred Lublin and Meng Law and Girish Fatterpekar and Bradley N Delman and Thomas P. Naidich},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={732-6}
}
PURPOSE To compare diffusion weighted imaging metrics in gray and white matter brain regions of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) to those diagnosed with secondary demyelinating diseases such as neurosarcoid and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Diffusion weighted scans were performed and apparent diffusion coefficients of 12 regions of interest were determined in 30 MS patients, 21 neurosarcoid patients, and 4 ADEM patients. RESULTS Mean… CONTINUE READING