MRI in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

  title={MRI in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis},
  author={Karen S. Caldemeyer and Richard P. Smith and T. M. Harris and Mary K. Edwards},
A retrospective analysis of CT and MRI studies in 12 patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) was performed. MRI was the definitive modality for the assessment of the lesions of ADEM: all patients had abnormalities consistent with the clinical diagnosis. Ten had abnormalities in the brain, three spinal cord lesions, and three showed evidence of optic neuritis. CT was normal in 6 of the 7 patients in which it was performed.