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Imaging procedure may clarify disease progression


Researchers say that new approaches in diffusion tensor imaging may offer a clearer picture of neuron demyelnation in white matter. That could lead to a better picture of specific patterns in disease development in multiple sclerosis patients.

In a study of 50 patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS, researchers, led by Alexander Klistorner of the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, found that DTI was more effective in imaging lesional myelin loss than conventional MRI.

The findings were presented in the journal PLoS One.

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