Cord Finder - Introduction

The Cord Finder tool can be used to isolate the spinal cord on MRI spinal cord scans, and to calculate the cross-sectional areas along the cord, perpendicular to the cord axis. In addition, there is a specialised tool ( Cord Follow-Up) for estimating the change in atrophy between two time-points.

Start the Cord Finder tool from the Toolkits menu: toolkits_cord_finder

The Cord Finder tool will now appear as shown below:


Note that the ROI Toolkit also pops up when you start the Cord Finder.

The procedure for outlining the cord and calculating the cord areas can be summarised as follows:

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