Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • M. Filippi
  • M. A. Rocca
Part of the Topics in Neuroscience book series (TOPNEURO)


In multiple sclerosis (MS), the clinical manifestations and the patterns of disease evolution are highly variable and correlate only weakly with findings on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain [1–3]. During the last few years, significant effort has been devoted to the definition of the factors contributing to this clinical/MRI discrepancy with the ultimate goal of achieving a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to irreversible disability in MS [4].


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Optic Neuritis Supplementary Motor Area Magnetization Transfer Ratio 
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  • M. A. Rocca

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