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Abstract #2099

Increases in Quantitative T2 Values in Spinal Cord of Chiari Patients with Syrinx

Maia J Baumbach1, Jason W. Allen2, Daniel L. Barrow2, David A. Reiter2, and John N. Oshinski2
1Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, 2Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States


Here we use quantitative T2 mapping of the spinal cord in Chiari malformation patients to evaluate the ability to discriminate between spinal cord tissue in Chiari patients with syrinx and spinal cord tissue without. Spinal cord tissue adjacent to syrinx lesions show significantly elevated T2 values suggesting potential utility of T2 mapping for clinical management of Chiari patients.

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