Clinical significance of MRI/18F-FDG PET fusion imaging of the spinal cord in patients with cervical compressive myelopathy
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, 08/16/2012
Uchida K et al. – The results suggest that low–intensity signal on T1–W images, but not on T2–W images, is correlated with a poor postoperative neurological outcome. SUVmax of lesions showing increased signal intensity and standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) measured on fusion MRI/PET scans are more sensitive parameters for predicting clinical outcome than signal intensity on the MRI scan.