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Diffusion-weighted imaging of the spinal cord and optic nerve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11334989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The optic nerve and spinal cord are technically challenging to investigate with any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique due to the effect of the surrounding cerebrospinal fluid and lipid, and the presence of nearby bony structures. Motion and the relatively small cross-section of the structures make diffusion-weighted imaging even harder. With careful choice of pulse sequence and parameters, however, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements are now possible in the optic nerve, and both ADC and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measurements are becoming available in the spinal cord.
G J Barker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  186 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0022-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-03     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2011-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S45-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
NMR Research Unit, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Optic Nerve / anatomy & histology*
Spinal Cord / anatomy & histology*
Grant Support
491//Multiple Sclerosis Society

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