What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: J Nicholas Brenton, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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The CT scan low-density abnormalities are found in more than half of childhood or adolescent ADEM cases, [47] but this technique is far less sensitive than MRI for the disclosure of extent and number of lesions.


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