Matthew Man Hin Cheung1,2, Darrell T.H. Li3, Edward S. Hui1,2, Abby Y. Ding1,2, Yong Hu3, Ed X. Wu1,2
1Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; 2Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing , The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; 3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
We have employed DTI to investigate the pathophysiology of chronic spinal cord compression in this study. Average diffusion characteristic curves and fiber tracking have been done to evaluate the lesion and intact regions. DTI is sensitive to the damage and it is potential to monitor the progressive structural and functional changes in such chronic spinal cord diseases.