Clark, C. A., Barker, G. J. and Tofts, P. S. (1999) Magnetic resonance diffusion imaging of the human cervical spinal cord in vivo. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 41 (6). pp. 1269-73. ISSN 0740-3194Full text not available from this repository.
Knowledge of water diffusion characteristics within the human spinal cord may provide important information about the structural nature of spinal cord pathology. However, the sensitivity of diffusion imaging methods to motion and the requirement for high in-plane resolution has hitherto restricted study of spinal cord diffusion to excised samples. The first diffusion images of the human cervical spinal cord in vivo are presented using a navigated pulsed-gradient spin-echo sequence. Anisotropic diffusion in the cord is demonstrated in agreement with in vitro studies, and further development of the technique for clinical studies is discussed.
|Keywords:||Artifacts Humans Magnetic Resonance Imaging/ methods Spinal Cord/ anatomy & histology|
|Schools and Departments:||Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School|
|Depositing User:||Paul Stephen Tofts|
|Date Deposited:||28 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2012 16:50|
|Google Scholar:||100 Citations|