In patients with ALS, conventional MR imaging is frequently noninformative, and its use has been restricted to excluding other conditions that can mimic ALS. Conversely, the extensive application of modern MR imaging-based techniques to the study of ALS has undoubtedly improved our understanding of disease pathophysiology and is likely to have a role in the identification of potential biomarkers of disease progression. This review summarizes how new MR imaging technology is changing dramatically our understanding of the factors associated with ALS evolution and highlights the reasons why it should be used more extensively in studies of disease progression, including clinical trials.

Agosta, F., Chiò, A., Cosottini, M., DE STEFANO, N., Falini, A., Mascalchi, M., et al. (2010). The Present and the Future of Neuroimaging in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. AJNR, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, 31(10), 1769-1777 [10.3174/ajnr.A2043].

The Present and the Future of Neuroimaging in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

DE STEFANO, NICOLA;
2010

Abstract

In patients with ALS, conventional MR imaging is frequently noninformative, and its use has been restricted to excluding other conditions that can mimic ALS. Conversely, the extensive application of modern MR imaging-based techniques to the study of ALS has undoubtedly improved our understanding of disease pathophysiology and is likely to have a role in the identification of potential biomarkers of disease progression. This review summarizes how new MR imaging technology is changing dramatically our understanding of the factors associated with ALS evolution and highlights the reasons why it should be used more extensively in studies of disease progression, including clinical trials.
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