Using MRI to Diagnose and Track Multiple Sclerosis

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This video from the Center for Diagnostic Imaging explains how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help in diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) and how far this technology has come in a relatively short time. MRIs can also track the progression of the disease.

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Dr. Steven Pollei, a CDI neuroradiologist, explains how the advancement in technology is helping when it comes to diagnosing multiple sclerosis. These improvements allow doctors to see any areas of inflammation as well as measure the volume of the various different parts and structures of the brain to see how it’s been affected by MS.

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