High-resolution diffusion tensor imaging of the brain stem at 3 T

Lidia M. Nagae-Poetscher, Hangyi Jiang, Setsu Wakana, Xavier Golay, Peter C.M. Van Zijl, Susumu Mori

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Abstract

Diffusion tensor imaging with 1.8-mm isotropic resolution was performed to delineate structures of the brain stem. High-resolution single-shot imaging was achieved by the combination of a high-field magnet (3T) and the SENSitivity Encoding (or SENSE) parallel imaging technique. Various structures in the brain stem, such as the inferior olivary nuclei, deep cerebellar nuclei, some cranial nerves, and white matter tracts were identified, which have been difficult to appreciate by conventional MR techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1330
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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