Spinal diffusion tensor imaging: A comprehensive review with emphasis on spinal cord anatomy and clinical applications

Philipp Hendrix, Christoph J. Griessenauer, Julien Cohen-Adad, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Keith A. Cauley, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Parham Pezeshk, R. Shane Tubbs

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging technology allows for in vivo visualization of fiber tracts of the central nervous system using diffusion-weighted imaging sequences and data processing referred to as "diffusion tensor imaging" and "diffusion tensor tractography." While protocols for high-fidelity diffusion tensor imaging of the brain are well established, the spinal cord has proven a more difficult target for diffusion tensor methods. Here, we review the current literature on spinal diffusion tensor imaging and tractography with special emphasis on neuroanatomical correlations and clinical applications. Clin. Anat. 28:88-95, 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-95
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Anatomy
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • anatomy
  • diffusion tensor tractography
  • spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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    Hendrix, P., Griessenauer, C. J., Cohen-Adad, J., Rajasekaran, S., Cauley, K. A., Shoja, M. M., Pezeshk, P., & Tubbs, R. S. (2015). Spinal diffusion tensor imaging: A comprehensive review with emphasis on spinal cord anatomy and clinical applications. Clinical Anatomy, 28(1), 88-95. https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.22349