Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Cerebral White Matter. Technique, Anatomy, and Pathologic Patterns

Asim F. Choudhri, Eric M. Chin, Ari M Blitz, Dheeraj Gandhi

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Abstract

Diffusion tensor imaging is a magnetic resonance imaging technique that provides insight into the anatomy and integrity of white matter pathways in the brain. Further processing of these data can help map individual tracts, which can aid in surgical planning. Understanding the basics of this technique can improve characterization of white matter development and disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-425
Number of pages13
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Brain
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Physiologic imaging
  • White matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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