Diffusion tensor imaging predicts functional impairment in mild-to-moderate cervical spondylotic myelopathy
- Author(s): Ellingson, BM;
- Salamon, N;
- Grinstead, JW;
- Holly, LT
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2014.02.027
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the standard imaging modality for the assessment of cervical spinal cord; however, MRI assessment of the spinal cord in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients has not demonstrated a consistent association with neurologic function or outcome after surgical or medical intervention. Thus, there is a need for sensitive imaging biomarkers that can predict functional impairment in patients with advanced cervical spondylosis.