Spinal Cord Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases

  • Claude Manelfe
  • Jean-Luc Sarrazin


Clinical presentation and imaging findings of inflammatory and demyelinating diseases of the spinal cord are protean and often nonspecific. They may mimic neoplastic lesions either clinically or radiologically. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best imaging modality to screen patients who are clinically suspected of having myelitis.


Spinal Cord Multiple Sclerosis Magnetization Transfer Ratio Acute Disseminate Encephalomyelitis Acute Transverse Myelitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Manelfe
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Sarrazin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic NeuroradiologyHôpital PurpanToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAmerican Hospital of ParisNeuillyFrance

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