Spinal cord MRI in multiple sclerosis—diagnostic, prognostic and clinical value

  title={Spinal cord MRI in multiple sclerosis—diagnostic, prognostic and clinical value},
  author={Hugh Kearney and David H. Miller and Olga Ciccarelli},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder of the CNS that affects both the brain and the spinal cord. MRI studies in MS focus more often on the brain than on the spinal cord, owing to the technical challenges in imaging this smaller, mobile structure. However, spinal cord abnormalities at disease onset have important implications for diagnosis and prognosis. Furthermore, later in the disease course, in progressive MS, myelopathy becomes the primary characteristic of the clinical… CONTINUE READING
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