Here is My Question:
Which part of the spine should be considered to check for lesion in MS? Is the C and D spine enough or should we consider the L spine as well?
Your physician should know the appropriate nervous system regions to evaluate you for MS using MR imaging. Remember, MS only affects the optic nerves (which is part of the central nervous system), brain and spinal cord. The spinal cord ends at the L2 vertebral body level, so imaging of the cervical and thoracic spinal cord usually covers the entire spinal cord region.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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