What are the advantages of MRI over CT scanning and clinical exam in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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MRI is more sensitive for identifying active plaques than is double-dose computed tomography (CT) scanning or clinical examination. MRI far exceeds CT scanning in the ability to demonstrate intramedullary pathology. [74]


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