Grading cervical cord damage in neuromyelitis optica and MS by diffusion tensor MRI

B. Benedetti, P. Valsasina, E. Judica, V. Martinelli, A. Ghezzi, R. Capra, R. Bergamaschi, G. Comi, M. Filippi

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Abstract

The authors assessed the ability of diffusion tensor MRI to grade cervical cord damage in 10 patients with neuromyelitis optica, 10 patients with multiple sclerosis, and 10 healthy controls. The three groups differed in terms of average mean diffusivity (p = 0.008) and average fractional anisotropy (p = 0.04). There was a correlation between the Expanded Standard Disability Status Scale score and cord average mean diffusivity (r = 0.52, p = 0.02).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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