Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spinal cord in multiple sclerosis

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spinal cord in multiple sclerosis},
  author={Lalitha Vaithianathar and Chris R. Tench and Paul Simon Morgan and Cris S. Constantinescu},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Background: The spinal cord is a common site of involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS) where pathology contributes substantially to locomotor disability. Previous studies have demonstrated significant correlations between clinical disability and cervical cord atrophy, but not with cord T2 lesion load. We evaluate cervical cord pathology using, for the first time, quantitative T1 relaxation time (T1), which shows histopathological specificity for tissue damage in the cerebral white matter… CONTINUE READING


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