FLAIR Fusion in Multiple Sclerosis Follow-up: An Indispensable Tool in Clinical Routine

MS follow-up leads to millions of brain MRI scans around the world. Depending on the number and size of inflammatory lesions, comparing successive exams to assess dissemination in time can be a challenging and lengthy process. Stéphane Cantin et al. (Grenoble, France) describes FLAIR image fusion with syngo.via, an easy to implement and cost-effective technique that allows faster and improved patient care compared to conventional frame-by-frame 3D FLAIR comparison. [...]

‘White Dots’ on Cranial MRI: MS and Differential Diagnosis

The article discusses technical considerations and various clinical applications of the DESS sequence. 3D DESS techniques have advantages in assessment of pediatric cartilage pathology including higher SNR, increased cartilage-to-fluid contrast and isotropic resolution, which helps to reduce partial volume effects. 3D DESS techniques are also of essential importance in the pediatric population due to the lack of ionizing radiation. [...]

T1-weighted Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery for Imaging Multiple Sclerosis Lesions in the Cervical Spinal Cord

The evolution of sophisticated surgical repair procedures for the treatment of isolated, focal traumatic or degenerative cartialge lesions has created the need for accurate, non-invasive assessment of the repair tissue. MRI depicts well subchondral bone and bone marrow, allowing examination of repair tissue and its interface with parent cartilage and complications of repair surgeries such as graft hypertrophy and delamination. [...]

Multiple sclerosis (cervical spinal cord)

A 28 year old woman [...]

Active Multiple Sclerosis

This is a 24-year-old male with left-sided weakness and numbness, headaches, and a clinical question of a recent stroke. [...]