Brain size and white matter content of cerebrospinal tracts determine the upper cervical cord area: evidence from structural brain MRI

@article{Engl2013BrainSA,
  title={Brain size and white matter content of cerebrospinal tracts determine the upper cervical cord area: evidence from structural brain MRI},
  author={Christina Engl and Paul Schmidt and Milan Arsic and Christine C. Boucard and Viola Biberacher and Michael Roettinger and Thorleif Etgen and Sabine Nunnemann and Nikolaos Koutsouleris and Maximilian Reiser and Eva M. Meisenzahl and Mark M{\"u}hlau},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={963-970}
}
Measurement of the upper cervical cord area (UCCA) from brain MRI may be an effective way to quantify spinal cord involvement in neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis. However, knowledge on the determinants of UCCA in healthy controls (HCs) is limited. In two cohorts of 133 and 285 HCs, we studied the influence of different demographic, body-related, and brain-related parameters on UCCA by simple and partial correlation analyses as well as by voxel-based morphometry (VBM) across… CONTINUE READING