What is a T2 lesion on my cervical spinal cord?
The T2 sequence is the most recognizable MRI sequence when evaluating MS pathology. T2 lesions representative of the demyelinating plaque of MS is white and very conspicuous. The cervical lesion simply means that the "white scar" is in the cervical (or neck) region of the spinal cord. Many times radiologists will designate a level in the cervical spinal cord (i.e., C1, C2,...C7) where C1 identifies the top of the cord and C7 indicates the bottom (or lowest segment) of the cervical cord.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
KP Fontana and Riverside Medical Centers