November 11th, 2022
The aim of this MAGNIMS workshop is to analyse and discuss the role of optic nerve and spinal cord MRI in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis, and review some technical issues in the MRI acquisition and assessment in clinical practice of these two highly clinically relevant areas of the central nervous system.
The workshop also includes two round tables that have the objective to present and discuss two controversial topics, one related to the inclusion of the optic nerve as one of the topographies required to demonstrate demyelinating lesions disseminated in space, and the second on the value of spinal cord MRI in the monitoring process of multiple sclerosis.
From all the contributions made during the workshop, a MAGNIMS paper will be prepared and submitted to a radiological/neurological journal.
Challenges in optic nerve and spinal cord MRI
08.30 – 08.40 Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop
Jaume Sastre-Garriga & Àlex Rovira
08.40-10.40 First session – Optic nerve MR imaging
Chairs: Christina Granziera (Basel), Jette Frederiksen (Copenhaguen)
08.40-09.00 – Issues in the MRI acquisition and assessment of the optic nerve in clinical practice
À. Rovira (Barcelona)Download file attached
09.00-09.20: Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of optic nerve inflammatory demyelinating conditions
C. Enzinger (Graz)Download file attached
09.20-09.40: Optic nerve MRI in the management of acute optic neuritis
J. Sastre-Garriga (Barcelona)Download file attached
09.40-10.00: Quantitative MRI in the assessment of the optic nerve
AT. Toosy (London)Download file attached
10.00-10.40: Round table: Should the optic nerve be included in the McDonald diagnostic criteria?
• Evidences in favor: A. Vidal-Jordana (Barcelona)Download file attached
• Evidences against: C. Granziera (Basel)Download file attached
Discussants: M. Filippi (Milan), O. Ciccarelli (London)
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.40 Second session – Spinal cord MR imaging
Chairs: Mara Rocca (Milan), Deborah Pareto (Barcelona)
11.00 -11.20: Issues in the MRI acquisition and assessment of the spinal cord
F. Barkhof (Amsterdam-London)Download file attached
11.20- 11.40: Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of spinal cord inflammatory demyelinating conditions
J. Palace (Oxford)Download file attached
11.40-12.00 Quantitative MRI in the assessment of the spinal cord
P. Valsasina (Milan)Download file attached
12.00-12.40: Round table: Should we use spinal cord MRI for monitoring MS?
• Evidences against: Rosa Cortese (Siena)Download file attached
• Evidences in favour: C. Gasperini (Rome)Download file attached
Discussants: M. Tintoré (Barcelona), L. Kappos (Basel), T. Yousri (London)
12.40-13.00: Wrap-up and future actions
Àlex Rovira & Jaume Sastre-Garriga