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Abstract #4504

Examination of Tensor Estimation Methods for Cervical Spinal Cord DTI in Pediatric Subjects with Spinal Cord Injury and Typically Developing Subjects

Devon M. Middleton 1,2 , Nadia Barakat 3 , Sphoorti Shellikeri 4 , Scott H. Faro 1,2 , MJ Mulcahey 3,5 , and Feroze B. Mohamed 1,2

1 Department of Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 2 Department of Radiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 3 Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 4 Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 5 Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This study examines the effects of three different tensor estimation methods (linear least squares, robust outlier rejection, and linear least squares with non-positive tensor removal) on FA and MD in the cervical spinal cord for pediatric subjects. Both typically developing and injured subjects were examined.

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