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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424671/reproducibility-temporal-stability-and-functional-correlation-of-diffusion-mr-measurements-within-the-spinal-cord-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-cervical-stenosis-or-cervical-myelopathy
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Benjamin M Ellingson, Noriko Salamon, Davis C Woodworth, Hajime Yokota, Langston T Holly
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantify the reproducibility, temporal stability, and functional correlation of diffusion MR characteristics in the spinal cord in patients with cervical stenosis with or without myelopathy. The association between longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measurements and serial neurological function assessment was explored at both the group and individual level. METHODS Sixty-six nonoperatively treated patients with cervical stenosis were prospectively followed (3 months to > 5 years) using synchronous serial MRI and functional outcome assessment...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369451/feasibility-of-single-shot-multi-level-multi-angle-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-human-cervical-spinal-cord-at-7t
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Aurélien Massire, Henitsoa Rasoanandrianina, Manuel Taso, Maxime Guye, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Thorsten Feiweier, Virginie Callot
PURPOSE: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which is frequently used to characterize microstructure impairments in many spinal cord diseases at clinical fields, may benefit from 7T investigations. Yet, it presents specific technical challenges, such as increased magnetic susceptibility-induced image distortions. METHODS: Eight healthy volunteers were scanned at 7T using a prototype diffusion multi-slice multi-angle (MSMA) single-shot spin-echo echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence developed to explore the whole cervical spinal cord while limiting the partial volume effects related to the cord curvature...
January 25, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359174/quantitative-spinal-cord-mri-in-radiologically-isolated-syndrome
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Paula Alcaide-Leon, Kateryna Cybulsky, Stephanie Sankar, Courtney Casserly, General Leung, Marika Hohol, Daniel Selchen, Xavier Montalban, Aditya Bharatha, Jiwon Oh
Objectives: To assess whether quantitative spinal cord MRI (SC-MRI) measures, including atrophy, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetization transfer imaging metrics were different in radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) vs healthy controls (HCs). Methods: Twenty-four participants with RIS and 14 HCs underwent cervical SC-MRI on a 3T magnet. Manually segmented regions of interest circumscribing the spinal cord cross-sectional area (SC-CSA) between C3 and C4 were used to extract SC-CSA, fractional anisotropy, mean, perpendicular, and parallel diffusivity (MD, λ⊥, and λ||) and magnetization transfer ratio (MTR)...
March 2018: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311540/diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-diagnosis-of-post-traumatic-syringomyelia-in-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Chao Zhang, Kai Chen, Xiuxin Han, Jiayuanyuan Fu, Patricia Douglas, Anna Y Morozova, Maxim A Abakumov, Ilya L Gubsky, Dejin Li, Jin Guo, Xuening Zhang, Guowen Wang, Vladimir P Chekhonin
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic syringomyelia (PTS) is a common disease after spinal cord injury (SCI). The present study was performed to evaluate the advantages of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in estimating SCI and prognosing PTS in SCI rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty rats were divided into 3 groups based on the extent of the individual SCI and PTS: a control group (n=10), a PTS group (n=8), and an SCI group (n=22). BBB tests were performed preoperatively and postoperatively at (1 d, 3 d, 5 d, 1 w, 2 w, 1 w, 2 w, 3 w, 4 w, 5 w, and 6 w)...
January 9, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300252/a-follow-up-study-of-postoperative-dcm-patients-using-diffusion-mri-with-dti-and-noddi
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Xiaodong Ma, Xiao Han, Wen Jiang, Jinchao Wang, Zhe Zhang, Guangqi Li, Jieying Zhang, Xiaoguang Cheng, Huijun Chen, Hua Guo, Wei Tian
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between spinal cord microstructures and spinal cord dysfunction in degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) patients, a follow-up study was carried out using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI), an advanced diffusion model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: DTI has been used for diagnosis of DCM. Though DTI has advantages of high sensitivity and quantitative features, it is limited by its low specificity for measuring microstructures...
January 3, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298564/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-scarring-necrosis-and-cavitation-based-on-histopathological-findings-in-dogs-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-evaluation-of-multiple-diffusion-parameters-and-their-correlations-with-histopathological-findings
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Hakyoung Yoon, Won-Jin Moon, Sang-Soep Nahm, Jaehwan Kim, Kidong Eom
The use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for the characterization of various lesion types in dogs with spinal cord injury (SCI) has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to characterize scarring [loose immature scarring (LIMS), intermediate mature scarring (IMS), and dense mature scarring (DMS)], necrosis, cavitation, and acute hemorrhage using multiple DTI parameters and determine the correlations between the DTI parameters and histopathological finding in dogs with controlled SCI. All imaging data were obtained from the lumbar spinal cord (from L1 to L3) of normal and SCI dogs using a 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227148/structural-abnormalities-and-altered-regional-brain-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-simple-spinal-cord-involvement
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Ping Yin, Yi Liu, Hua Xiong, Yongliang Han, Shambhu Kumar Sah, Chun Zeng, Jingjie Wang, Yongmei Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes of the structural and functional abnormalities in multiple sclerosis with simple spinal cord involvement (MS-SSCI) by using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI), voxel based morphology (VBM) and diffusion tensor tractography. METHODS: The amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) of 22 patients with MS-SSCI and 22 healthy controls (HCs) matched for age, gender and education were compared by using RS-fMRI...
December 11, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175489/diffusion-tensor-imaging-identifies-presymptomatic-axonal-degeneration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-als-mice
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Rodolfo G Gatto, Weiguo Li, Richard L Magin
Extensive pathological evidence indicates that axonal degeneration represents an early and critical event in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Unfortunately, few MRI studies have focused in the early detection of white matter (WM) alterations in the spinal cord region. To unveil these WM changes, we performed high resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and correlated the results with histological analysis of adjacent slices taken from the spinal cords of presymptomatic mice. The DTI studies demonstrated a significant reduction in fractional anisotropy (FA) as well as axial diffusivities (AD) and an increase in radial diffusivity (RD), predominantly at lower segments of the spinal cord...
November 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174922/detecting-spinal-pyramidal-tract-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-with-diffusion-tensor-tractography
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Yusuke Fukui, Nozomi Hishikawa, Kota Sato, Yumiko Nakano, Ryuta Morihara, Jingwei Shang, Mami Takemoto, Yasuyuki Ohta, Toru Yamashita, Koji Abe
The objective of this study was to determine alteration of corticospinal tract in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using diffusion tensor tractograhy (DTT) focusing on the cervical spinal cord (C5) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We recruited 38 ALS, 6 spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), 7 spastic paraplegia (SP) patients, and 8 age-matched normal controls, and then ALS were divided into two subgroups according to their clinical type: 28 ALS-limb and 10 ALS-bulbar. DTT was performed using the diffusion tensor image (DTI) track module to reconstruct two fiber tracts via C5...
November 21, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154897/identification-of-ghost-artifact-using-texture-analysis-in-pediatric-spinal-cord-diffusion-tensor-images
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Mahdi Alizadeh, Chris J Conklin, Devon M Middleton, Pallav Shah, Sona Saksena, Laura Krisa, Jürgen Finsterbusch, Scott H Faro, M J Mulcahey, Feroze B Mohamed
PURPOSE: Ghost artifacts are a major contributor to degradation of spinal cord diffusion tensor images. A multi-stage post-processing pipeline was designed, implemented and validated to automatically remove ghost artifacts arising from reduced field of view diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the pediatric spinal cord. METHOD: A total of 12 pediatric subjects including 7 healthy subjects (mean age=11.34years) with no evidence of spinal cord injury or pathology and 5 patients (mean age=10...
November 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154896/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-spinal-cord-parenchyma-lesion-in-rat-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Can Zhao, Jia-Sheng Rao, Xiao-Jiao Pei, Jian-Feng Lei, Zhan-Jing Wang, Wen Zhao, Rui-Han Wei, Zhao-Yang Yang, Xiao-Guang Li
PURPOSE: Adequate evaluation of spinal cord parenchyma and accurate identification of injury range are considered two premises for the research and treatment of chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides information about water diffusion in spinal cord, and thus makes it possible to realize these premises. METHOD: In this study, we conducted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for Wistar rats 84days after spinal cord contusion. DTI metrics including fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) from different positions of the injured cord were collected, analyzed, and compared with the histological results and locomotor outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111113/understanding-the-relationship-between-brain-and-upper-limb-function-in-children-with-unilateral-motor-impairments-a-multimodal-approach
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Maya Weinstein, Dido Green, Julian Rudisch, Ingar M Zielinski, Marta Benthem-Muñiz, Marijtje L A Jongsma, Verity McClelland, Bert Steenbergen, Shelly Shiran, Dafna Ben Bashat, Gareth J Barker
Atypical brain development and early brain injury have profound and long lasting impact on the development, skill acquisition, and subsequent independence of a child. Heterogeneity is present at the brain level and at the motor level; particularly with respect to phenomena of bilateral activation and mirrored movements (MMs). In this multiple case study we consider the feasibility of using several modalities to explore the relationship between brain structure and/or activity and hand function: Electroencephalography (EEG), both structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI, fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Electromyography (EMG) and hand function assessments...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073810/reduced-field-of-view-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-fiber-tractography-of-the-pediatric-cervical-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Mahdi Alizadeh, Joshua Fisher, Sona Saksena, Yusra Sultan, Christopher Conklin, Devon Middleton, Jürgen Finsterbusch, Laura Krisa, Adam Flanders, Scott Faro, M J Mulcahey, Feroze Mohamed
The purpose of this study is to assess the utility and effectiveness of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) of the entire pediatric cervical and thoracic spinal cord towards discrimination of typically developing (TD) controls and subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI). A total of 43 pediatric subjects including 23 TD subjects ranging in age from 6-16 years old and 20 subjects with SCI ranging in age from 7-16 years old were recruited and scanned using a 3.0T MR scanner. Reduced field of view (FOV) diffusion tensor images were acquired axially to cover the entire spinal cord across two slabs...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041865/imaging-outcome-measures-for-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-trials
#14
Marcello Moccia, Nicola de Stefano, Frederik Barkhof
Imaging markers that are reliable, reproducible and sensitive to neurodegenerative changes in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) can enhance the development of new medications with a neuroprotective mode-of-action. Accordingly, in recent years, a considerable number of imaging biomarkers have been included in phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in primary and secondary progressive MS. Brain lesion count and volume are markers of inflammation and demyelination and are important outcomes even in progressive MS trials...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991695/monozygotic-twins-with-a-new-compound-heterozygous-spg11-mutation-and-different-disease-expression
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Christiane Schneider-Gold, Gabriele Dekomien, Martin Regensburger, Ruth Schneider, Nadine Trampe, Christos Krogias, Carsten Lukas, Barbara Bellenberg
BACKGROUND: A pair of monozygotic 22-year-old twins with complicated hereditary spastic paraplegia caused by a novel SPG11 mutation is described. METHODS: Genetic testing and thorough clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR-spectroscopy were performed. RESULTS: The twins were compound heterozygous for a known frameshift as well as a novel splice site mutation in the SPG11 gene. Clinically the patients showed a similar spectrum of symptoms but different disease presentation...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974151/the-relationship-between-lesion-severity-characterized-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-motor-function-in-chronic-canine-spinal-cord-injury
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Melissa J Lewis, Pew-Thian Yap, Susan McCullough, Natasha J Olby
Lesion heterogeneity among chronically paralyzed dogs after acute, complete thoracolumbar spinal cord injury (TLSCI) is poorly described. We hypothesized that lesion severity quantified by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is associated with hindlimb motor function. Our objectives were to quantify lesion severity with fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), and tractography and investigate associations with motor function. Twenty-two dogs with complete TLSCI in the chronic stage were enrolled and compared with six control dogs...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948090/predictors-of-symptomatic-myelopathy-in-degenerative-cervical-spinal-cord-compression
#17
Zdenek Kadanka, Blanka Adamova, Milos Kerkovsky, Zdenek Kadanka, Ladislav Dusek, Barbora Jurova, Eva Vlckova, Josef Bednarik
OBJECTIVES: To update a previously established list of predictors for neurological cervical cord dysfunction in nonmyelopathic degenerative cervical cord compression (NMDCCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective observational follow-up study was performed in a cohort of 112 consecutive NMDCCC subjects (55 women and 57 men; median age 59 years, range 40-79 years), either asymptomatic (40 subjects) or presenting with cervical radiculopathy or cervical pain (72 subjects), who had completed a follow-up of at least 2 years (median duration 3 years)...
September 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937274/visualization-of-the-lumbar-nerve-using-reduced-field-of-view-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#18
Yawara Eguchi, Hirohito Kanamoto, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Koji Matsumoto, Yoshitada Masuda, Masao Koda, Yasuchika Aoki, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori, Takeo Furuya, Atsuya Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: We investigated high resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of lumbar nerves with reduced field-of-view (rFOV) using 3-Tesla MRI. METHODS: DTI measured with rFOV was compared with conventional FOV (cFOV) 3.0 T MRI in 5 healthy volunteers and 10 patients with degenerative lumbar disorders. The intracanal, foramina, and extraforamina of the L5 nerve were established as the regions-of-interest (ROI) and fractional anisotropy (FA) values and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were measured...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926131/region-specific-impairment-of-the-cervical-spinal-cord-sc-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-preliminary-study-using-sc-templates-and-quantitative-mri-diffusion-tensor-imaging-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer
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Henitsoa Rasoanandrianina, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Manuel Taso, Olivier M Girard, Guillaume Duhamel, Maxime Guye, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Shahram Attarian, Annie Verschueren, Virginie Callot
In this preliminary study, our objective was to investigate the potential of high-resolution anatomical imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and conventional/inhomogeneous magnetization transfer imaging [magnetization transfer (MT)/inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)] at 3 T, analyzed with template-extracted regions of interest, to measure the atrophy and structural changes of white (WM) and gray (GM) matter spinal cord (SC) occurring in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ten patients with ALS and 20 age-matched healthy controls were recruited...
September 19, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904988/neurite-dispersion-a-new-marker-of-multiple-sclerosis-spinal-cord-pathology
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Francesco Grussu, Torben Schneider, Carmen Tur, Richard L Yates, Mohamed Tachrount, Andrada Ianuş, Marios C Yiannakas, Jia Newcombe, Hui Zhang, Daniel C Alexander, Gabriele C DeLuca, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott
OBJECTIVE: Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the multiple sclerosis spinal cord is limited by low specificity regarding the underlying pathological processes, and new MRI metrics assessing microscopic damage are required. We aim to show for the first time that neurite orientation dispersion (i.e., variability in axon/dendrite orientations) is a new biomarker that uncovers previously undetected layers of complexity of multiple sclerosis spinal cord pathology. Also, we validate against histology a clinically viable MRI technique for dispersion measurement (neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging, NODDI), to demonstrate the strong potential of the new marker...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
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