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Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

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In brief: Varies

If a patient is stable, can do once yearly.
If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary.

In brief: Varies

If a patient is stable, can do once yearly.
If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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In brief: Controversial

There is no generally accepted answer. Some neurologists do them every year or two.
I vary it by patient, severity of disease, treatment changes. The only rule I have is if you're on tysabri (natalizumab) I do it every year.

In brief: Controversial

There is no generally accepted answer. Some neurologists do them every year or two.
I vary it by patient, severity of disease, treatment changes. The only rule I have is if you're on tysabri (natalizumab) I do it every year.
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