Journal article

Adherence to MRI protocol consensus guidelines in multiple sclerosis: An Australian multi-centre study

Michael Curley, Lawrence Josey, Robyn Lucas, Keith Dear, Bruce V Taylor, Alan Coulthard

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease that causes significant morbidity within a young demographic. Diagnostic guidelines for MS have evolved, and imaging has played an increasingly important role in diagnosis over the last two decades. For imaging to contribute to diagnosis in a meaningful way, it must be reproducible. Consensus guidelines for MRI in MS exist to define correct sequence type and imaging technique, but it is not clear to what extent they are followed. This study reviewed MRI studies performed on Australian individuals presenting with a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination (FCD) for adherence to published guidelines and dis..

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