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Revealing vascular abnormalities and measuring small vessel density in multiple sclerosis lesions using USPIO

Revealing vascular abnormalities and measuring small vessel density in multiple sclerosis lesions using USPIO

In this study, an ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) contrast agent, Ferumoxytol, was administered to induce an increase in susceptibility for both arteries and veins to help better reveal the cerebral microvasculature. The purpose of this work was to examine the presence of vascular abnormalities and vascular density in MS lesions using high-resolution susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI).

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Semi-automatic detection of increased susceptibility in multiple sclerosis white matter lesions imaged with 1.5T MRI

Semi-automatic detection of increased susceptibility in multiple sclerosis white matter lesions imaged with 1.5T MRI

The aims of this study were: 1) to define and validate a semi-automatic method for detecting RoIS in WML from quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM) and susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) acquired with a 1.5 T MRI scanner; 2) to assess the prevalence of WML with RoIS and the susceptibility in those areas; and 3) to test the association between RoIS in WML and clinical outcomes.

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