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How can a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) help in the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)?

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An MRI makes a more detailed image than a CT scan. It can show how blood and spinal fluid are flowing, and can help pinpoint locations of tumors and other changes. The doctor may inject a dye to make certain kinds of tissue look different in the image. That helps them see changes faster and clearer.

SOURCES:

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: "Signs of TSC," "What Is TSC?" "Lung Involvement," "Brain Involvement," "Kidney Involvement," "Skin Involvement," "Eye Involvement."

Tuberous Sclerosis Association: "An Introduction to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex."

NINDS: "Tuberous Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Tuberous sclerosis complex."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC)."

NORD: "Tuberous Sclerosis."

FDA: "Everolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)."

Angiogenesis Foundation: "Angiogenesis inhibitor found effective for treating brain tumors in children with genetic disease; accelerated FDA approval follows study results."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: "Signs of TSC," "What Is TSC?" "Lung Involvement," "Brain Involvement," "Kidney Involvement," "Skin Involvement," "Eye Involvement."

Tuberous Sclerosis Association: "An Introduction to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex."

NINDS: "Tuberous Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Tuberous sclerosis complex."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC)."

NORD: "Tuberous Sclerosis."

FDA: "Everolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)."

Angiogenesis Foundation: "Angiogenesis inhibitor found effective for treating brain tumors in children with genetic disease; accelerated FDA approval follows study results."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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