High-resolution isotropic 3D diffusion tensor imaging of the human brain.

TitleHigh-resolution isotropic 3D diffusion tensor imaging of the human brain.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGolay X, Jiang H, van Zijl PCM, Mori S
JournalMagnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Volume47
Issue5
Pagination837-43
Date Published2002 May
Abstract

High-resolution cardiac-gated 3D diffusion tensor imaging (3D-DTI) is demonstrated in vivo for several areas of the human brain. Anatomical mapping of subcortical white matter (WM), as well as definition and identification of major WM bundles from the brainstem were performed in humans for the first time using this technique. Improved intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and relatively reduced sensitivity to physiological motion (e.g., brain pulsations) with respect to cardiac-gated multislice acquisition are demonstrated. The advantages and weaknesses of this approach are discussed.

Alternate JournalMagn Reson Med