A new study, published July 17th in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, evaluated whether imaging techniques can be used to track neurological damage in people with MS. The study also sought to understand whether people with different MS durations have different types of lesions.
Seventeen people with MS or clinically isolated syndrome (an early stage of MS) participated in the study. People were divided into two groups, those with short (less than 60 months) and 11 with long (more than 60 months) disease duration. The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare the damage to the nervous system in the study participants.