Before the availability of MRI technology in the 1980s, MS was frequently misdiagnosed or even missed completely. Today, an MRI exam is a valuable tool in diagnosing MS, following disease progression, and evaluating someone's response to their MS treatment.
Recently, a team of international experts updated the MRI recommendations for people living with MS. Dr. Scott Newsome, a member of that expert panel, is joining me today to talk about some of those recommendations and to help us understand how the new recommendations will impact your next MRI exam.
We're also talking about building a pediatric MS community with Emily Blosberg, the creator of Oscar the MS Monkey.
We'll tell you how you can catch the replay of the International Progressive MS Alliance webcast about fatigue in progressive MS. (They're sharing some excellent tips and resources for managing fatigue!)
And we'll tell you why the announcement of a study to identify the MS prodrome is very exciting news!
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
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Study of the prodromal phase of MS announced 13:59
Dr. Scott Newsome explains new MRI recommendations for MS 16:52
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RealTalk MS Episode 220
Guests: Emily Blosberg and Dr. Scott Newsome
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS