In Orange August, the month of awareness about Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the Brazilian College of Radiology and Image Diagnosis (CBR) held a webinar on the disease, on the night of this Monday (8). The CBR online conference had the theme “A practical assessment of the clinical and imaging aspects of demyelinating diseases”. MS is considered an autoimmune and demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
The Webinar had a presentation by neurologist Anna Christiany Brandão Nascimento, PhD in Neurology from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), specialist in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. “Orange August is very important to give more visibility to multiple sclerosis and its impacts on people's lives”, she highlighted. "Demyelinating diseases are a broad spectrum of central nervous system disorders that can often be differentiated based on clinical, imaging, laboratory, and pathological findings," he explained.
Anna Christiany made her presentation accompanied by Nathalie Stéphanie Meneguette, ophthalmologist specialist in retina and neuro-ophthalmology. Topics such as:
- What are Idiopathic Demyelinating Diseases (IIDD)?
- Multiple Sclerosis (remitting, relapsing, secondarily progressive, primarily progressive, benign form)
- ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis) / MOGAD (Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease)
- SDNMO (Neuromyelitis Optic Spectrum) / MOGAD
MRI is an important tool
Case studies and a summary of her doctoral work were also presented by Anna Christiany, which had the theme “Characteristics of conventional magnetic resonance imaging, cerebral volumetry and lesional load by MSMetrix of the optic spinal form of multiple sclerosis”. She stated that: “MRI is an important paraclinical tool in the evaluation of the MS patient. The articles already recognize the importance and this should be related to the patient's clinic, with conventional images, with biomarkers”.
The webinar also had the participation of Ronaldo Baroni, Deputy Scientific Director of CBR, Leonardo Lopes de Macedo, Pablo Picasso de Araújo Coimbra, Felipe Pacheco, Paulo Roberto Valle Bahia and Eric Pinheiro de Andrade. They praised the presentation and commented on the moment's lack of contrast.
Regarding the webinar promoted by CBR, Anna Christiany commented: “We were able to present the most modern features, the updates”. Watch in full:
An important educational action at the College, the CBR Webinar addresses topics of general interest, always with big names in the specialty, encouraging the participation of fellow radiologists. Those who participate live can interact and send questions to participants.
In previous editions, the themes were: Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) It is Strategies to manage contrast media shortages in radiology.