Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 1
Application of multiple sclerosis
Luca Saba, Jasjit S Suri, Ayman El-Baz, Dr Andrea Leonardi, Dr Fabrizio Andrani
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing debilitating side effects that last a lifetime for those affected. There is currently no cure.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an established tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of MS because of its ability to depict the pathological features of the disease in high detail. Over the past few decades, MRI-based visualization of demyelinated CNS lesions has become pivotal to the diagnosis and monitoring of MS. In recent years, newer MR imaging technologies, including higher-field-strength MR units, have been developed to analyse the overall MS damage and highlight potential mechanisms of recovery in patients at different stages of the disease.
Written by experts in the field, this first volume covers all imaging techniques applied to the analysis of MS, including the physics of CT/MR neurological imaging, MR MS, and miscellaneous MR neurological applications.