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Table 2 The mean of DKI metrics in the white matter and gray matter in DCM group and control group

From: Evaluation of microstructural changes in spinal cord of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy by diffusion kurtosis imaging and investigate the correlation with JOA score

MetricsWMP-valuesGMP-values
CSM groupControl groupCSM groupControl group
FA0.710±0.0870.769±0.0880.0020.555±0.0910.616±0.0740.061
MD1.196±0.0741.162±0.0820.0101.145±0.0851.110±0.0710.096
MK1.105±0.1021.159±0.1110.0781.098±0.0871.150±0.1050.011
  1. DCM cervical spondylotic myelopathy, GM gray matter, WM white matter, FA fractional anisotropy, MD mean diffusivity, MK mean kurtosis. Units for FA and MK are dimensionless. MD values are given in 10−3 mm2/s