I hope that you are having a nice day.
I had some questions regarding the analysis of MRI data:
- I wanted to know that is the following list the best level choices for the cervical spinal cord (as you suggested in the analysis pipeline)?
T1: Spinal cord CSA averaged between C2 and C3.
T2: Spinal cord CSA averaged between C2 and C3.
T2s: Gray matter CSA averaged between C3 and C4.
DWI: FA in WM averaged between C2 and C5.
MTS: MTR in WM averaged between C2 and C5. Uses MTon_MTS and MToff_MTS.
MTS: MTSat & T1 map in WM averaged between C2 and C5. Uses MTon_MTS, MToff_MTS and T1w_MTS
If yes, and I want to analyze all levels, is it possible that resultant measurements and segmentations are not precise and reliable? If we’re going to change the above-suggested levels (to include more levels), what would be another choice?
In terms of the resolution of the MRI data, what is your suggested MRI modality? (to get better segmentation and shape analysis results)? Is there any reference paper that explains this question (I did not find any)?
Also, I want to do analysis using SCT faster; it takes so much time to run and reach the results for just one image. Do you have any suggestions to make the process faster?
Thanks very much, looking forward to hearing from you.