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Diffusion tensor group tractography of the corpus callosum in clinically isolated syndrome.
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PMID:  20966062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many studies have observed atrophy and abnormal diffusion within the CC in MS. However, few studies have addressed whether such abnormalities appear at the earliest stage of MS, especially in CIS. In this study, we aimed to investigate the CC integrity and patterns of CC abnormalities in CIS with diffusion tensor group tractography.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, probability maps of the entire CC and its subregions (genu, body, and splenium) were created from 19 healthy subjects. Then these probability maps were used to evaluate diffusion within the entire CC and its segments in 19 patients with CIS. Five indices, including the midsagittal CC area, FA, MD, λ(1), and λ(23), were used to characterize CC integrity.
RESULTS: Significant differences were found between patients with CIS and healthy controls in the entire CC and its segments. For the entire CC, patients with CIS had a significantly lower midsagittal CC area and FA, higher MD and λ(23), with a trend toward higher λ(1). These 4 diffusion measures were correlated with T2 lesion volume. Moreover, abnormal white matter integrity was present in subregions of the CC; there was a robust significant increase in λ(23) in the body and splenium and no difference in λ(1) in the genu.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that atrophy and abnormal diffusion inside the CC appear at the stage of CIS and the severity of damage in the genu is milder than that in the body and splenium.
F Lin; C Yu; Y Liu; K Li; H Lei
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1936-959X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
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