Neurological Diseases

  • Koreaki Mori


Since its introduction, MRI has been found to be clearly superior to CT in the diagnosis of degenerative changes, with lesions appearing as high signal intensity areas in the T2 weighted image. The differential diagnosis of degenerative changes (including demyelination disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Binswanger’s disease), and dysmyelination disorders (such as adrenoleukodystrophy and Alexander’s disease) are best based on clinical findings, especially the patient’s age and the course of the illness. Multiple sclerosis appears characteristically as patchy degenerations and is difficult to distinguish from infarction, although its relative symmetry may be helpful in the differentiation.


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple System Atrophy Optic Neuritis Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Central Pontine Myelinolysis 
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  • Koreaki Mori
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKochi Medical SchoolKohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783Japan

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