Multiple sclerosis is a complex and long-spanning illness that affects up to 2.5 million people worldwide and 400,000 people in the United States. Symptoms tend to only show once in adulthood and progress as one age. However, MRI scans may be able to diagnose high-risk children before symptoms even show.
Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have started preliminary studies into possible signs of MS. One such early sign that can lead to MS is 'radiologically isolated syndrome' or RIS, which are lesions that indicated a loss of myelin in the spinal fluid. After a number of scans and across 38 children volunteers, the research has some interesting results to share. For the first time ever, there may be a method to diagnose RIS in children and follow their treatment into adulthood, and possibility of MS.
At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRI scans are helping pediatric patients across populations. We know how important pediatric imaging is when it comes to prevention and treatment. This is why our line of MRI devices, such as MRI Stereo and MRI Visors are such excellent solutions when it comes to children in the MRI suite.
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