Chapter 6. Use of Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Richard Hughes9,
  2. Michael Brainin10 and
  3. Nils Erik Gilhus11
  1. M. Filippi1,
  2. M. A. Rocca1,
  3. D. L. Arnold2,
  4. R. Bakshi3,
  5. F. Barkhof4,
  6. N. De Stefano5,
  7. F. Fazekas6,
  8. E. Frohman7 and
  9. J. S. Wolinsky8

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch6

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

How to Cite

Filippi, M., Rocca, M. A., Arnold, D. L., Bakshi, R., Barkhof, F., De Stefano, N., Fazekas, F., Frohman, E. and Wolinsky, J. S. (2006) Use of Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis, in European Handbook of Neurological Management (eds R. Hughes, M. Brainin and N. E. Gilhus), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 9

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 10

    Professor of Clinical Neurology, Donauklinikum Gugging and Donau-Universität, Krems, Austria

  3. 11

    Professor of Neurology, University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Neuroimaging Research Unit, Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada

  3. 3

    Center for Neurological Imaging, Partners MS Center, Departments of Neurology and Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 4

    Image Analysis Centre, VU medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  5. 5

    Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

  6. 6

    Department of Neurology, Karl Frenzens University, Graz, Austria

  7. 7

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, USA

  8. 8

    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279



  • multiple sclerosis;
  • magnetic resonance imaging;
  • neurological science;
  • optic neuritis;
  • nerve lesions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aim of the European Federation of Neurological Science (EFNS) Task Force

  • MRI assessment of patients at pre-sentation with clinically isolated syndromes suggestive of MS

  • MRI in patients with established MS