Tracking brain atrophy in MS could become routine, thanks to new software

Posted by on June 30, 2016 8:37 pm
Categories: health

The loss of brain tissue, called brain atrophy, is a normal part of aging, but multiple sclerosis (MS) accelerates the process. Such atrophy is a critical indicator of physical and cognitive decline in MS, yet because measuring brain atrophy is expensive and complicated, it’s done primarily in research settings. That may be changing, say scientists.

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