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Table 5 Agreement between USG and MRI findings in terms of spinal cord morphology in patients aged ≤ 2 years old

From: Diagnostic value of spinal ultrasound compared to MRI for diagnosis of spinal anomalies in pediatrics

Item of comparisonFrequency (%)
Detection of cord displacement100%
Detection of two hemicords displacement100%
Level of cord end (cord tethered or not)95.6%
Detection of central spinal canal expansion100%
Assessment of conus medullaris thickness89%
Assessment of filum terminal thickness (any fibrous or lipomatous ending)89%
Assessment of cauda equina and nerve roots89%
Evaluation of the surrounding subarachnoid space94.5%