DTI may help monitor cognitive impairment in MS

Researchers from The Netherlands report that they were able to distinguish between people with MS who had cognitive impairment (such as memory and concentration problems) and those who did not, based on brain scans using a specific type of imaging (DTI, or diffusion tensor imaging).

The study, which was funded by the Dutch MS Research Foundation, suggests that loss of myelin, more than the loss of nerve cells, may be a key factor in cognitive problems, and that DTI may be a powerful tool when monitoring cognitive impairment in MS.

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