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Editorial | Open Access

Neuroimaging techniques and their application in the spinal cord

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
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Non-invasive neuroimaging plays a crucial role in the assessment of the human spinal cord, but it is quite challenging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important modality to obtain both high-resolution anatomical and functional information concerning the spinal cord. Besides conventional MRI, advanced MRI techniques could provide novel information about the microstructure and neural function of the spinal cord, thereby enhancing the understanding of spinal cord neurology and pathology of various spinal disorders.


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Brain Science Advances
Pages 211-214
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Hu Y. Neuroimaging techniques and their application in the spinal cord. Brain Science Advances, 2016, 2(4): 211-214.








Received: 18 November 2016
Revised: 20 December 2016
Accepted: 22 December 2016
Published: 01 December 2016
© The authors 2016.

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