Neuroradiological evaluation of demyelinating disease

Ther Adv Neurol Disord. 2013 Jul;6(4):249-68. doi: 10.1177/1756285613478870.


Central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disease can affect patients across the life span. Consensus definitions and criteria of all of the different acquired demyelinating diseases that fall on this spectrum have magnetic resonance imaging criteria. The advances of both neuroimaging techniques and important discoveries in immunology have produced an improved understanding of these conditions and classification. Neuroimaging plays a central role in the accurate diagnosis, prognosis, disease monitoring and research efforts that are being undertaken in this disease. This review focuses on the imaging spectrum of acquired demyelinating disease.

Keywords: MRI; demyelinating disease; multiple sclerosis; neuroimaging.