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Research progress of cognitive impairment and neuroimaging in patients with spinal cord injury
WANG Jing  LI Lunlan  LIAO Chenxia  ZHANG Fan  GAO Xin 

Cite this article as: Wang J, Li LL, Liao CX, et al. Research progress of cognitive impairment and neuroimaging in patients with spinal cord injury[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(3): 134-137. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.033.

[Abstract] The incidence of cognitive impairment after spinal cord injury is high, but it may be ignored because it is not easy to detect. Moreover, the cognitive impairment after spinal cord injury is related to a variety of factors, among which the change of brain structure and function may actually be involved in the process of cognitive impairment, but the specific mechanism remains unclear. In recent years, scholars have used neuroimaging methods to study the changes of brain structure and function after spinal cord injury, in order to clarify the mechanism of cognitive impairment after spinal cord injury.This article reviews the incidence, clinical features,assessment methods,main influencing factors and neuroimaging changes of cognitive impairment in patients with spinal cord injury, aiming to provide reference for the prevention and intervention of cognitive impairment in patients with spinal cord injury.
[Keywords] spinal cord injury;cognitive impairment;neuroimaging;functional magnetic resonance imaging;research progress

WANG Jing   LI Lunlan*   LIAO Chenxia   ZHANG Fan   GAO Xin  

Department of Spinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, China

Li LL, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Anhui Key Research and Development Projects (No. 201904a07020048); Natural Science Research Project of Universities in Anhui Province (No. KJ2020ZD18).
Received  2021-08-21
Accepted  2022-02-07
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.033
Cite this article as: Wang J, Li LL, Liao CX, et al. Research progress of cognitive impairment and neuroimaging in patients with spinal cord injury[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(3): 134-137. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.03.033.

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