Magnetic resonance gauges port wine stains

April 1, 2004

Washington D.C. -- Testing conducted at the Dermatology Center at the University of Manchester's (U.K.) Hope Hospital shows magnetic resonance (MR) scanning can help dermatologists get a better subcutaneous look at patients' port wine stains. However, it fell short of providing the predictability doctors desired with respect to estimating how patients would respond to pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatments.