Last reply 2 weeks ago
New MRI technique for MS?

I keep getting a message on my phone about a article on new MRI’s techniques for people with MS. It doesn’t give much info about it, when I click on it, the Samsung site doesn’t have the article. Has anybody heard about a new contrast agent or imaging? Potter

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dominics
2 weeks ago

Scam? I was at a conference on MS research the other day. Not a whisper and one of the presentations was on MRI.

Functional MRI but that isn’t new. No replacement for gadolinium AFAIK.

I may be wrong. Wld Google it. Siemens are a big manufacturer. Worth a squizz?


potter
2 weeks ago

Thank you for the info, I hope you had a good time at the conference. I also thought scam but I can’t figure out how it would work. When I click on it I end up on the Samsung site with news stories. I did some research but didn’t find any new information. I have a MRI in a couple of months and wanted to make sure I was up to date on MRI technology. Potter


dominics
2 weeks ago

It may be a scam in so far as the all-knowing internet will have seen your interest in MRI at another time and the Samsung advertising algorithm used that to try and drive you to their site. Probably the most likely explanation. It is all v clever you know!

In other news the MS At The Limits conference has reinforced to me just what an outlier I must be after 26y! As my old trial neuro said to me, he feels that my active lifestyle (climbing, cycling and now walking) has played a big part in my v slow progression.

A lesson for others I suppose. At times it has been very hard to do but I have refused to cave and whenever I have been feeling below par it passed and I made a point of getting stuck back in.

Illegitimi non carborundum!


itsmewithms
2 weeks ago

@dominics I have heard of a new 3T MRI machine where you don’t need the dye,

“Researchers concluded that scans that employ a 3T MRI* (a higher powered scanner used in research), when used in combination with new artificial intelligence techniques, are “ready to supersede routine use of contrast material in most instances of follow-up investigations of patients with MS, reducing both imaging time and cost without missing new or enlarged lesions.”

https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2019/03/12/need-to-know-do-i-need-contrast-dye-gadolinium-mri

This is all I have heard of, don’t know how common the 3T scanners are or the AI referenced. There is also a “Neuro Quant” program to apply to the MRI images for tracking and measuring grey and white matter changes and better measurement of black holes, etc. I don’t know if my Neuro has all these things available but I will be asking…or ask to have the images done at a clinic that does as I think it could be useful information-


potter
2 weeks ago

The 3T MRI that doesn’t need to use dye is probably what the article is about. It probably caught my eye because I am allergic to Iodine and can’t do a contrast MRI. Thank you for the help, I will ask if the MRI center calls me and see if they have that 3T MRI. Potter


dominics
2 weeks ago

That 3T is a cool USD 3M!

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+much+does+a+3T+mri+machine+cost%3F&oq=how+much+does+a+3T+mri+machine+cost%3F&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.20612j0j7&client=ms-android-vf-gb-revc&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8


potter
2 weeks ago

Your right cool machine, I have been to three different MRI locations and haven’t seen a machine like that. I imagine I would have to travel to a very large city like Kansas City to find one of those. We finally got another neurology clinic, when I was diagnosed twelve years ago there was only two. I don’t know how many you should have for a population of 500,000, we need more neurologist. I can only get a appointment with mine every two years unless it is a emergency. Potter

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