Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis
ISBN/ASIN: 9788847003903,9788847003910 | 2007 | English | pdf | 236/233 pages | 2.99 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Mailand | Author: E. Capello, A. Uccelli, M. Pizzorno, G.L. Mancardi (auth.), Massimo Filippi, Marco Rovaris, Giancarlo Comi (eds.) | Edition: 1
In multiple sclerosis (MS), conventional magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) has proved to be a valuable tool to increase diagnostic reliability and to monitor the efficacy of experimental treatment. However, cMRI has limited specificity and accuracy as to the most disabling aspects of the MS pathology, known to occur in and outside macroscopic lesions. Modern quantitative MR techniques have the potential to overcome the limitations of cMRI, and their application is dramatically changing our understanding of how MS causes irreversible disability. Written by world-renowned scientists, the volume is indispensable for anybody working in this field.