» Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroimmunology Center
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Conditions and Treatments
The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroimmunology Center at Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, is a comprehensive center that specializes in diagnosis, treatment and research of pediatric demyelinating and autoimmune disorders involving the brain and nervous system. The Center is housed within the Department of Neurology. The multidisciplinary team is composed of child neurologists on staff, a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner and neuropsychologist who work together to care for your child. Coordinated care is also performed with various specialists on staff including pediatric rehabilitation physicians, physical therapy, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, urology and pain specialists when necessary. Researchers in neuroimmunology and neuroimaging are also part of the team so that the center can offer the latest advances.
The center works closely with the Adult MS Center at Wayne State University giving the ability for continuity of care when the time comes for the appropriate transition to an adult MS/Neuroimmunology specialist.
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuroimmunology Center offers state of the art neuroimaging techniques including:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Low dose CT scans (Computed Tomography scans)
- PET molecular imaging
- MR Spectroscopy (MRS)
- Diffusion Tensor Imaging
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) & Venography (MRV)
- Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
Other testing and procedures include:
- Lumbar puncture(spinal tap) for Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) analysis
- Evoked potentials
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
An active state-of-the art pediatric infusion center at the newly constructed Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center offers treatments such as IVIg, IV steroids, Rituximab and plasmapheresis.
For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.