Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, Canada have found a way that may help diagnose multiple sclerosis by using an approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) with a MRI. The research was led by Ravi Menon, PhD, an expert in functional MRI says that the new imaging approach is in quantifying nerve changes and separating the white matter degeneration observed in MS from iron deposition. “We’ve been doing these scans on MS patients for a while, but nobody knew if it was a valid approach or not. We now know how to interpret the data,” says Menon.
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