Topics in Neuroscience

Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis

Editors: Filippi, M., Rovaris, M., Comi, G. (Eds.)

  • The application of modern quantitative MR techniques is dramatically changing our understanding of how MS causes irreversible disability, making this a timely and important study
  • These techniques evidence that MS is not only a white matter disease and that neurodegeneration is an important aspect of it
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In multiple sclerosis (MS), conventional magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) has proved to be a valuable tool to increase diagnostic reliability and to monitor the efficacy of experimental treatment. However, cMRI has limited specificity and accuracy as to the most disabling aspects of the MS pathology, known to occur in and outside macroscopic lesions. Modern quantitative MR techniques have the potential to overcome the limitations of cMRI, and their application is dramatically changing our understanding of how MS causes irreversible disability. Written by world-renowned scientists, the volume is indispensable for anybody working in this field.

About the authors

Dr. Massimo Filippi was born in 1961, took his Graduation in Medicine in 1986 and his Post-Degree Graduation in Neurology in 1990. His research activity has always been focussed on the use of MR-based technology to improve our understanding of how neurological diseases determine progressive accumulation of irreversible physical disability and cognitive impairment.

Dr. Filippi is member of various Scientific Societies and, in some of them, he covered or is covering institutional roles. He is also member of the Editorial Boards of many international scientific journals and acts as a reviewer on a regular basis for several others. He is author or co-author of more than 450 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Filippi is currently Dierctor of the Neuroimaging Research Unit (NRU), Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, where he is also Non-Tenured Professor of Clinical Neurology. From 2005 he is also Director of the NMR Unit, Centro "S. Maria Nascente" IRCCS Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Milan.

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"This book is to ‘provide a complete and up-to-date overview of the technical, methodological, and clinical issues related to the application of MR imaging in MS trials of neurodegeneration.’ … the strength of this compact book would be its value as a compilation of material that is not so much novel as it is difficult to find in a single volume. … It will provide a convenient reference resource for MS investigators interested in the current status of neurodegeneration imaging studies in MS … ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 29, October, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis
Editors
  • M. Filippi
  • M. Rovaris
  • G. Comi
Series Title
Topics in Neuroscience
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-0391-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-0391-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-0390-3
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5583-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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