Journal article

Neuroradiologists Compared with Non-Neuroradiologists in the Detection of New Multiple Sclerosis Plaques

W Wang, J van Heerden, MA Tacey, F Gaillard

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY | AMER SOC NEURORADIOLOGY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiple sclerosis monitoring is based on the detection of new lesions on brain MR imaging. Outside of study populations, MS imaging studies are reported by radiologists with varying expertise. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of MS reporting performed by neuroradiologists (someone who had spent at least 1 year in neuroradiology subspecialty training) versus non-neuroradiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with ≥2 MS studies with 3T MR imaging that included a volumetric T2 FLAIR sequence performed between 2009 and 2011 inclusive were recruited into this study. The reports for these studies were analyzed for lesions detected, which were categ..

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