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Decreased Cord Lesion Conspicuity in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Using 3D Fast Spin Echo Driven Equilibrium Imaging 2011

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Mike, Abdulhadi, MD
Paolo, Nucifora, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Joseph, Perno, MD, Non ASSR Member

Paper/Non-Mentor

Purpose

Purpose: To compare cord lesion conspicuity using 3D fast spin echo (FSE) driven equilibrium T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) to conventional 2D FSE T2WI in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

Methods & Materials

Methods: IRB approved retrospective case series analysis of 31 adult patients undergoing cervical spine MRI on a 1.5 tesla Siemens Avanto system for cervical spondylosis who had both pulse sequences performed. Lesion dimensions, mean signal intensity of cord lesions and signal intensity of nearby normal cord were measured on each set of images. An unpaired studentâ