Role of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis: Consensus report of the White Matter Study Group

M. Filippi, V. Dousset, H. F. McFarland, D. H. Miller, R. I. Grossman

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On June 24-26, 2001, the first meeting of the White Matter Study Group (WMSG) of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) was held in Bordeaux, France. This paper is the report of the consensus reached among the delegates of the meeting on how to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to make an early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), to measure MS activity accurately and reliably, and to monitor the effect of treatment on disease evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Diagnosis
  • Disease activity
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Treatment monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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