Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging: Its principle and applications

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Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most rapidly evolving techniques in the MRI field. This method exploits the random diffusional motion of water molecules, which has intriguing properties depending on the physiological and anatomical environment of the organisms studied. We explain the principles of this emerging technique and subsequently introduce some of its present applications to neuroimaging, namely detection of ischemic stroke and reconstruction of axonal bundles and myelin fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-109
Number of pages8
JournalAnatomical Record
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 15 1999


  • Brain imaging
  • Diffusion MRI
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Fiber reconstruction
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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