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... Is your neurologist and MS Specialist? ... (23 replies)
... You should know that an MRI can come back "normal" early in MS. To provide the best reading, please have an MS Specialist read your MRI. An LP is usually one of the final tools. ... (43 replies)
... spine MRI with and without contrast should show lesions. ... (11 replies)

MRI Question
Sep 16, 2012
... If CIS was indicated it could mean you had an episode and one lesion which was MS or MS like. This would push you towards MS. ... (15 replies)
... Thanks for the update and know that you have a great GP who is trying to look out for you. I certainly hope you can see an MS Specialist soon. ... (13 replies)
... My GP nurse called and said she was sending my info to the neuro but it takes a long time to get an appt. ... (13 replies)
... spine and more if requested by my dr to do so. Got it. ... (13 replies)
... Spinal films are useful in both NMO and MS diagnoses. There are also a host of others to chose from, but at least you have started. ... (13 replies)
... If you have had an MRI of your head and C-Spine with no lesions seen, then a 2-6 month wait might be best unless the doctor otherwise orders. My MMRI was re-done in a week due to my VEP. You DO NOT need an LP for a diagnosis of MS, BUT you should get one in order to eliminate other possible concerns. For MSers who have had LPs, 15% have NEGATIVE (normal) results. Whether... (13 replies)
... then should I do the spine MRI or wait to do anything else? ... (13 replies)
... Thanks for your update. The VEP can indeed see things (measure inconsistencies) before a lesion becomes apparent. The Revised McDonald Criteria requires 2 lesions for a diagnosis of MS in addition to other requirements. IF IF IF you have MS, the lesions will eventually present. You might need to wait 2-6 months. When I had my VEP in 2002, the MS Specialist ordered... (13 replies)
... My doctor has not mentioned that and once you posted I read an article on the myelitis website, yikes! ... (13 replies)
... Since the revised criteria, you will probably have to wait for another attack and evidence on MRI or evidence on LP with supportive evidence on spinal MRI per McDonald criteria. ... (13 replies)
... The MRI was of the brain only with and without contrast. ... (13 replies)
Mri Report
Sep 4, 2012
... Thank you for such a quick reply! I know for sure he wants a spinal tap, I have to call the nurse and schedule it. In the mean time he did give me neurotin and flexaril for the problems I have been having. ... (4 replies)
Mri Report
Sep 4, 2012
... Your neurologist will be able to look at the images on the MRI, their location, and determine if it fits the McDonald criteria. ... (4 replies)
... i have been to 3 different eye dr who performed more test than i thought possible and all came back normal. ... (11 replies)
... SSEP is used in conjunction with the other evoked potentials. It is not used as often as the VEP, or BAER, but sometimes they get them as a trio as supportive evidence or if the MRI is negative but spinal fluid is positive for o-bands, MBP etc. It is just one more piece of the puzzle to be used in the McDonald Criteria. (11 replies)
... Recently I was referred to an MS specialist who ordered additional tests. I had a repeat brain and spine MRI on a 3T last week. The first set on a 1. ... (5 replies)
... e neuro's last tool. In 1982 there was little to test. The hospital had just added a new machine called the MRI. My neuro wanted to try me in it. I think the MRI with and without contrast has become the "speed link" in the diagnosis. For my disability claim I had to have a VEP. ... (27 replies)

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