Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 1
Application of multiple sclerosis
Contributions by Dr Andrea Leonardi, Dr Fabrizio Andrani, Dr Carola Palla, Dr Arianna Sanna, Professor Michele Anzidei, Dr Michele Porcu, Dr Antonella Balestrieri, Dr Paolo Garofano, Dr Luigi Barberini, Dr Paolo Siotto, Dr James T Grist, Dr Frank Riemer, Dr Tomasz Matys, Dr Rhys Slough, Dr Fulvio Zaccagna, Dr Giuseppe Corrias, Dr Gian Carlo Coghe, Dr Giuseppe Fenu, Dr Jessica Frau, Dr Lorena Lorefice, Dr Eleonora Cocco, Dr Francesco Destro, Dr Gerardo Dessì, Dr Vincenzo Secchi, Dr Maria Elisabetta Barraccu, Dr Thanis Saksirinukul, Dr Roberto Scipione Edited by Luca Saba, Jasjit Suri, Ayman El-Baz
Publication date:23 October 2019
Length of book:194 pages
PublisherInstitute Of Physics Publishing
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.