DTI and MTR have been reported to be useful in aiding the diagnosis of DCM. Some of the DTI and MTR metrics are significantly correlated with mJOA and thus can assist clinical assessment. However, previous studies have tended to only focus on a limited number of metrics. We aim to propose a comprehensive imaging index that correlates well with mJOA. It is based on the analysis of multiple metrics in different ROIs. In this preliminary study, we examine the correlation between mJOA and metrics at the C2 level. The plan and framework of the follow-up study are also presented.