What is the role of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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MR spectroscopy is another MRI-based technique that detects a “spectrum” of chemical shifts; this technique appears capable of depicting changes in white matter that are not detected with routine pulse sequences. Because the findings could be correlated with disability scores, the use of MR spectroscopy may prove valuable in monitoring patients after treatment and in formulating their prognosis. [78, 79, 80, 81]

For more information, see Brain Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis and Spine Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis.


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