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Abstract #1302

Contribution of cortical lesion volume detected with 7T MRI to cortical thinning, thalamic and callosal atrophy in multiple sclerosis

Tobias Granberg1,2,3,4, Russell Ouellette1,2, Constantina Andrada Treaba1,2, Celine Louapre1,2, Sindhuja T Govindarajan1,2, Costanza Giannì1,2, Elena Herranz1,2, Revere P Kinkel5, and Caterina Mainero1,2

1Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States, 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States, 3Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 4Department of Radiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 5Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, CA, United States

Grey matter pathology contributes to disability in multiple sclerosis (MS), but in vivo sensitivity for cortical lesions is low with conventional MRI. The role of cortical pathology in the dynamic atrophy processes in MS is, therefore, uncertain. Using 7T MRI and longitudinal 3T imaging (mean follow-up 1.9 years), we showed, in a small MS cohort, that cortical lesion volumes at follow-up correlated with cortical thinning in areas known to be predilection sites for cortical demyelination in MS, while thalamic atrophy was more strongly associated with white matter lesions. No effect of cortical lesions was found on corpus callosal atrophy.

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