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What does an MRI show?

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It's the best way for doctors to see any brain changes caused by multiple sclerosis. It can show your neurologist clear signs of inflammation in the deep parts of your brain or spinal cord that are red flags for the condition.

But older people or those with high blood pressure and diabetes also can have the same kinds of spots on a brain MRI. So your doctor will consider other info, including your symptoms, along with the scan results before she makes a diagnosis.

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

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