Here is the radiologist's report which I got back from my neurologist today.
"MRI HEAD: SAG T1 FAST SPGR, AX T2 FAST SPIN ECHO, COR FAST FLAIR, COR T1 SPIN ECHO, MAGNEVIST, COR T1 SPIN ECHO, AX T1 FAST SPGR
Comparison is made with the previous MRI of 09/March/2004.
As before there are multiple T2 hyperintense lesions in the periventricular and juxta cortical white matter.
There has been no change in lesion load and there are no enhancing lesions.
MRI CERVICAL SPINE: SAG T1 FSE, SAG T2 FSE, AX T1 FAST SPIN ECHO
The T2 hyperintense lesion in the cervical spine is no better defined and smaller extending from C3 to C4 levels.
There is also a reduction in cord diameter at this level compared to the previous study. The residual T2 hyper/T1 hypointense area involves predominantly the posterior columns and does not enhance.
The lesion in the upper thoracic spine is also less extensive.
The appearances are consistent with chronic and not with acute demyelinating lesions."
I wasn't too happy about the "reduction in cord diameter" but my neurologist said that the cord from 04 was swollen. He also said that I should carry on with the antibiotics and "whatever else it is that I am doing" since the 04 MRI scan showed a very active disease state whereas I have now clearly and demonstrably stabilized. I suggested that this was because of the 3 days of prednisone I had in December 04 but he dismissed these as being of only temporary effectiveness. He seemed extremely pleased for me.
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