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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

CSM groupControl groupCSM groupControl group
  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