Water diffusion anisotropy in white and gray matter of the human spinal cord.

@article{Rossi2008WaterDA,
  title={Water diffusion anisotropy in white and gray matter of the human spinal cord.},
  author={Cristina Rossi and Andreas Boss and Guenter Steidle and Petros Martirosian and Uwe Klose and Silvia Capuani and Bruno Maraviglia and Claus D. Claussen and Fritz Schick},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={476-82}
}
PURPOSE To develop a reliable technique for diffusion imaging of the human spinal cord at 1.5 Tesla and to assess potential differences in diffusion anisotropy in cross-sectional images. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-shot echo-planar imaging sequence with double spin-echo diffusion preparation was optimized regarding cerebrospinal fluid artifacts, effective resolution, and contrast-to-noise ratios. Eleven healthy volunteers participated in the study for quantitative characterization of… CONTINUE READING