American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: The Utility of MRI in Suspected MS

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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: The Utility of MRI in Suspected MS

Description

This tool is a summary of the American Academy of Neurology’s guideline evaluating whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can predict probable conversion to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS) in patients presenting with a syndrome consistent with inflammatory demyelination.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • Evidence for using MRI for early diagnosis of MS
  • Diagnostic considerations in patients with suspected MS and/or MRI white matter abnormalities

Developer:

American Academy of Neurology

Funding Sources:

American Academy of Neurology

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: October 2004
Last Updated: 07/31/13

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