Diffuse Sclerosis

I may have Diffuse Sclerosis...

How will a Brain and Cervical Spine MRI Help?

Diffuse Sclerosis, often referred to as Schilder’s Disease is a variant of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), in which the immune systems attacks the myelin lining of neurotransmitters. MRI evaluations of the brain and cervical spine are both used to rule out Schilder’s Disease. Typically, physicians will look for discrete, macroscopic lesions in the white matter and damage to the gray matter of the brain. There is also a specific, indicative neurodegeneration and inflammation. MRI examinations are also useful to track the progression of the disease.

If your doctor determines that an MRI would be helpful to evaluate the symptoms of Diffuse Sclerosis, a contrast media enhanced scan will likely be ordered. Your doctor and the radiologists will work together to decide if contrast media is safe and warranted. Special blood tests may be required before your exam, especially if you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or if you are over the age of 50. At Smart Choice MRI, we understand the importance of a high-value service and a timely, accurate diagnosis at this important time.

Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a brain or cervical spine MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.

Why Choose Smart Choice?

Smart Choice MRI opened its doors five years ago to provide patients in Southeastern Wisconsin with transparent and affordable imaging services. Many of us have seen our deductibles go up or have transitioned to high-deductible insurance plans. That’s why Smart Choice MRI charges just $600 for every MRI, including contrast exams. Click here to learn more about our transparent, low-cost pricing model.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

Ready to make an appointment or to learn more about Smart Choice MRI? To schedule an appointment, or to send us a general inquiry, click here. We also welcome your questions via email at eric@smartchoicemri.com or by phone at 414-431-0309. 


For Futher Information:


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY   10017-3288
Tel: 212-986-3240 800-344-4867 (FIGHTMS)
Fax: 212-986-7981

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
706 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, NJ   08002
Tel: 856-488-4500 800-532-7667
Fax: 856-661-9797

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6350 North Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL   33309-2130
Tel: 954-776-6805 888-MSFOCUS (673-6287)
Fax: 954-351-0630


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