Central nervous system magnetic resonance imaging findings in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Yasuo Iwasaki
  • Masao Kinoshita
  • Ken Ikeda
  • Kiyoshi Takamiya


Magnetic resonance imaging (MR) of the brain was performed in five patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the findings were evaluated. Two patients had asymmetrical areas of increased signal intensity in the white matter. Such changes are not specific, but some possible explanations for these findings in ALS are considered.

Key words

MRI Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis White matter abnormalities 


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuo Iwasaki
    • 1
  • Masao Kinoshita
    • 1
  • Ken Ikeda
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Takamiya
    • 1
  1. 1.The Fourth Department of Internal MedicineToho University Ohashi HospitalTokyoJapan

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