Diffusion tensor imaging of the spinal cord at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla.


PURPOSE The feasibility of highly resolved diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the human cervical spinal cord was tested on a clinical MR unit operating at 3.0 Tesla. DTI parametrical maps and signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) were compared to results recorded at 1.5 Tesla. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight healthy volunteers and one patient participated in the study… (More)