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
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..View full abstract
Funding for the Ausimmune Study was provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the United States of America, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.