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MRI criteria for MS in patients with clinically isolated syndromes

Montalban, X. and Tintoré, M. and Swanton, J. and Barkhof, F. and Fazekas, F. and Filippi, M. and Frederiksen, J. and Kappos, L. and Palace, J. and Polman, C. and Rovaris, M. and de Stefano, N. and Thompson, A. and Yousry, T. and Rovira, A. and Miller, D. H.. (2010) MRI criteria for MS in patients with clinically isolated syndromes. Neurology, Vol. 74, H. 5. pp. 427-434.

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Abstract

In recent years, criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) have changed, mainly due to the incorporation of new MRI criteria. While the new criteria are a logical step forward, they are complex and-not surprisingly-a good working knowledge of them is not always evident among neurologists and neuroradiologists. In some circumstances, several MRI examinations are needed to achieve an accurate and prompt diagnosis. This provides an incentive for continued efforts to refine the incorporation of MRI-derived information into the diagnostic workup of patients presenting with a clinically isolated syndrome. Within the European multicenter collaborative research network that studies MRI in MS (MAGNIMS), a workshop was held in London in November 2007 to review information that may simplify the existing MS diagnostic criteria, while maintaining a high specificity that is essential to minimize false positive diagnoses. New data that are now published were reviewed and discussed and together with a new proposal are integrated in this position paper.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie > Neuroimmunologie (Kappos)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie > Neuroimmunologie (Kappos)
UniBasel Contributors:Kappos, Ludwig
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Lancet Publications
ISSN:0028-3878
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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