The role of magnetic resonance imaging in acute transverse myelitis.

@article{Austin1992TheRO,
  title={The role of magnetic resonance imaging in acute transverse myelitis.},
  author={S G Austin and Chi-Shing Zee and Cheryl H. Waters},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={1992},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={508-11}
}
Eighteen adult patients presenting with acute transverse myelitis (ATM) were evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging. Only 7 had abnormal scans showing an area of increased signal intensity within the cord solely on T2 weighted images; T1 weighted images were normal. The MRI abnormality did not correlate with the cause of the transverse myelitis, the extent of maximum neurological deficit, or the prognosis. A scan performed more than 5 days after the onset of disease was most likely to be… CONTINUE READING