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More should be done in diagnosis of MS

10th October 2012

Doctors have called for more MRI scanners to help speed up the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Experts believe that greater availability would reduce the delay to diagnoses to patients at a time that the MS Society has noticed an increase in calls to its help-line from people worried about symptoms of the disease. The Department of Health says 90% of cases are diagnosed using MRI scans and that it is working on how best to improve diagnosis. About half the 2,500 people diagnosed with MS every year are thought to be aged 18-30.


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