A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Patients With Cervical Spondylosis (Tractocervical)
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This study aims at evaluating spinal cord structure using diffusion tensor imaging in patients with cervical spondylosis.
Condition or disease
Device: DTI - Diffusor Tensor Imaging
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the cervical spinal cord will be performed in patients with cervical spondylosis with varying degrees of symptoms and in healthy control subjects. Fibre tracking of main spinal tracts will be performed. Regions of interest will also be identified. Diffusion parameters will be extracted. This will allow quantification of degree of damage in of the spinal cord. The findings will be related to motor function measures and comprehensive clinical tests of sensory and motor function.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
18-70 years old
Cognitively understands study and implications
Signed informed consent
Symptomatic cervical spondylosis
MRI contraindications (e.g., pacemaker, metal implants, claustrophobia)
Previous pathology that would impact behavioural measures