Advanced Imaging for Multiple Sclerosis

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Patients can see a doctor, have blood drawn and get scans during the same visit.
  • We offer advanced imaging options, paired with cutting-edge research to transform care.
  • We have high-strength MRI machines for advanced clinical trials or therapies.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) presents with a variety of symptoms, and advanced imaging is one of the best ways doctors can verify a patient's diagnosis. 

MS is a central nervous system disease in which the body attacks the protective covering, or myelin, of the brain, spinal cord or optic nerve, creating injured white matter, called demyelinating lesions. We offer advanced imaging at the Yale Clinical Neurosciences Imaging Center, a place where cutting-edge research overlaps with excellent patient care. There, imaging specialists can work in conjunction with neurologists outside the department.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.