Timothy Pyra

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Our objective was to characterize the structural and metabolic changes of the corticospinal tract (CST) in ALS patients using combined diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). Fourteen patients (male:female, 6:8; mean age, 54 years) and 14 controls (male:female, 8:6; mean age, 53 years) underwent imaging. Four(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES There have been a large number of case-control studies using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The objective of this study was to perform an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis for the estimation of the diagnostic accuracy measures of DTI in the diagnosis of ALS using corticospinal tract(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Various lines of evidence implicate cerebral involvement beyond the motor cortex in ALS, including the cingulate gyrus and the thalamus. The purpose of this study was to assess neurodegeneration in these regions in vivo by using MRSI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients with ALS and 14 healthy controls underwent MRSI by using a(More)
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