Cartography of the spinal cord in a healthy subject

Cartography of the spinal cord in a healthy subject using high spatial resolution T1-weighted image contrast (0.6 mm isotropic). This image is a cartography of the longitudinal relaxation time (T1) in the sagittal plane, derived from 7-tesla MRI with a T1-weighted image. Quantitative MRI enables us to investigate structural differences in the different tissue compartments (grey matter, white matter, types of white matter fibre bundles). It can also detect pathological anomalies in comparison with average control values. Finally, it can be used as a biomarker and help in the objective assessment of therapeutic efficiency.

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