MR diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tracking technique

V. Ferastraoaru, Adina Roceanu, O. Bajenaru, C. Tiu, F. Antochi, M. Vasile, M. Onu, D. Ferastraoaru, C. Balan, D. Broboana, I. Lupescu, E. Tarta-Arsene, F. Preoteasa

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Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a neuroimaging method for detecting and representation of water diffusion properties of nervous tissues. Fiber tracking technique uses DTI data and reconstructs nervous fibers and significantly enhances the knowledge about the in vivo configuration of white matter. Using sophisticated algorithms and specialized software, DTI and fiber tracking detect in patients pathological changes of nervous system. The white matter tracts can be investigated not only by simple observation, but also through analyzing water diffusion coefficients, magnitudes of anisotropy and fibers parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalRomanian Journal of Neurology/ Revista Romana de Neurologie
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • DTI
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Fiber tracking
  • Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Ferastraoaru, V., Roceanu, A., Bajenaru, O., Tiu, C., Antochi, F., Vasile, M., ... Preoteasa, F. (2009). MR diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tracking technique. Romanian Journal of Neurology/ Revista Romana de Neurologie, 8(3), 135-138.