MR imaging of relapsing multiple sclerosis patients using ultra-small-particle iron oxide and compared with gadolinium.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inflammatory multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions are characterized by microglia activation and infiltration of T cells, B cells, and macrophages across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) rat model of MS, previous MR imaging investigations with a new contrast agent ultra-small-particle… (More)

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