Apparent diffusion coefficient and fractional anisotropy in spinal cord: age and cervical spondylosis-related changes.

@article{Mamata2005ApparentDC,
  title={Apparent diffusion coefficient and fractional anisotropy in spinal cord: age and cervical spondylosis-related changes.},
  author={Hatsuho Mamata and Ferenc A. Jolesz and Stephan E. Maier},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={38-43}
}
PURPOSE To present the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) change with age in the normal spinal cord and in cervical spondylosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 11 normal volunteers and 79 cervical spondylosis patients entered this study. Line scan diffusion tensor images were obtained in a 1.5-Tesla whole-body scanner using a phased-array spine coil. The ADC and FA values were measured on a sagittal section. Spearman correlation of ADC/FA vs. age for normal… CONTINUE READING