Here is My Question:
What is the difference between a MILD and MODERATE MS lesion burden as shown on my MRI?
We don’t have a formal definition of degrees of MRI lesion burden. Generally we talk in terms of lesion Number in clinical practice since lesion volumes (part of the calculation of lesion burden) is not typically measured.
For lesion numbers at the onset of the disease a rough rule of thumb is that < 9 lesions (unless large or confluent) is a mild burden.
Hope that helps.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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