What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Imaging studies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanning of the spine, may be more helpful in excluding other diagnoses, such as mechanical causes of myelopathy, than in assisting in the diagnosis of GBS.


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