Evaluation of thoracic spinal cord motion using dynamic MRI

Jing Cai, Ke Sheng, Jason P. Sheehan, Stanley H Benedict, James M. Larner, Paul W. Read

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The aim of study was to assess the thoracic spinal cord motion during normal breathing using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). We found that the mean motion range at different thoracic levels is typically within 0.5 mm. The good stability makes this an excellent position for stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • MRI
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal cord motion
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology


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