MS Living Well Podcast. MRI in MS: From Pixels to Progress

Aug 1 2023

Step into the powerful realm of MRI imaging, providing us with an unparalleled view of multiple sclerosis. Discover how acute inflammation becomes vivid with contrast, and how various MRI sequences unveil the past battles fought within your brain and spinal cord. We’ll explore advances in techniques, revealing brain shrinkage, gray matter disease and myelin repair. Understand the impact of MS on brain processing efficiency during rest and specific tasks through functional MRI imaging. Crucial questions regarding where and how often to get MRI scans are addressed. Latest guidance on avoiding contrast for routine MRI monitoring in MS shared.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Octave.


Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:

Robert Zivadinov MD, PhD

Robert Zivadinov MD PhD is Director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) since 2003. Dr. Zivadinov is Professor of Neurology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He also is Director of the University’s Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Clinical Translational Science Institute.  Under his leadership, BNAC has performed over 90 Preclinical and clinical Phase I-IV trials involving over 15,000 subjects and 50,000 imaging scans.

Dr. Christina Azevedo

Christina Azevedo MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Azevedo attended college at University of Notre Dame and medical school at Oregon Health & Science University. She then completed her neurology residency at Dartmouth, a Sylvia Lawry fellowship in clinical MS and Neuroimaging at Yale and a Master’s degree in Public Health at Yale. Her area of expertise is use of MRI imaging in multiple sclerosis.

BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: August 1, 2023 TOPIC: Podcasts