Table 3 Average values of the axonal features, myelin, and SI on T2-weighted MRI for the different columns (all MS cases are included) and cord levels (n = 202)

ColumnAxonal featuresMyelin scoreSI on MRI
Density/mm2Diameter, μmNE14, staining intensityIrregularity score
Comparisons between axonal features and different columns: density/mm22 = 16, p < 0.0001), diameter (χ2 = 20, p < 0.0001), NE14 staining intensity (χ2 = 8, p = 0.08), irregularity (χ2 = 9, p = 0.05), SI (χ2 = 59, p < 0.0001).
SI = signal intensity.
Lateral10,6112.11.82.122.3
Posterior13,8641.72.32.32.22.3
Anterior11,6071.82.121.71.6