A metric of spinal cord area with potential for use in tracking clinical progression of disorders

Takeaway

  • Estimates of C2 cervical cross-sectional area can be estimated using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are not easily influenced by nonpathological environmental factors.

Why this matters

    C2 cervical cross-sectional area may be a useful metric for monitoring development and progression of disorders that affect the spinal cord such as multiple sclerosis.