Spinal cord gray‐matter imaging is valuable for a number of applications, but remains challenging. The purpose of this work was to compare various MRI protocols at 1.5 T, 3 T, and 7 T for visualizing the gray matter.
In vivo data of the cervical spinal cord were collected from nine different imaging centers. Data processing consisted of automatically segmenting the spinal cord and...
Background and purpose
Non‐myelopathic degenerative cervical spinal cord compression (NMDC) frequently occurs throughout aging and may progress to potentially irreversible degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). Whereas standard clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electrophysiological measures assess compression severity and neurological dysfunction, respectively, underlying microstructural...
In a clinical practice of the angiography, the blood vessel analysis is substantially important mainly in a sense of an objectification and modeling of the pathological spots such as the blood vessel calcifications. An amount of the calcification is commonly just estimated by naked eyes; therefore, the automatic modeling may be beneficial in a context of an extraction of the blood vessel features...
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