MRI in Diagnosis and Disease Monitoring

María I. Gaitán, Daniel S. Reich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, we present radiological findings in the brain and spinal cord in multiple sclerosis (MS), the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic criteria, and recommendations for standardizing MRI across centers. We also discuss the use of conventional MRI for monitoring disease and treatment. Finally, we introduce some recent advances based on nonconventional MRI, highlighting new insights into MS pathophysiology it has uncovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiple Sclerosis and CNS Inflammatory Disorders
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781118298633
ISBN (Print)9780470673881
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain atrophy
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Lesions
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Optic nerve
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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