Fast Five Quiz: Brain and Spine Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis

Christopher Luzzio, MD


April 08, 2020

In RIS, clinical symptoms of MS are absent, but McDonald imaging criteria for MS are met. RIS MRI demonstrates the McDonald criteria of DIS; however, clinical symptoms of MS are absent. Two thirds of these patients have radiologic progression and one third of these patients have clinical MS symptoms within 5 years, leading researchers to suspect these findings appear prior to a clinical isolated syndrome.

Spinal cord MS, optic neuritis, and absent MS are not described as clinical symptoms of MS being absent, with McDonald imaging criteria for MS being met.

Learn more about McDonald imaging criteria for MS.


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