Semin Neurol 2021; 41(03): 227-238
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725969
Review Article

Imaging Considerations in Spinal Cord Evaluation

Alice C. Shea
1  Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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1  Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Liangge Hsu
1  Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Abstract

Multiple diverse pathologies result in the clinical presentation of myelopathy. The preferred way to image the spinal cord depends on clinical history, anatomic site of interest, and patient issues limiting certain imaging modalities. This radiology-focused article discusses pertinent physiological considerations, reviews basic and newer imaging techniques, and examines several distinct disease entities in order to highlight the key role of imaging in the work-up of myelopathy.



Publication History

Publication Date:
19 May 2021 (online)

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