PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Discovering white matter structure beyond anisotropy maps with diffusion MRI
Jakub Piatkowski, Mark Bastin and Amos Storkey
In: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1-7 May 2010, Stockholm.

Abstract

Diffusion mri (dmri) is the only method that allows in vivo segmentation of white matter (wm) fasciculi and assessment of their integrity, based on the water diffusion anisotropy caused by highly ordered bundles of axons [5, 6]. It can therefore be used to study wm decline: loss of integrity and tract thinning. Their disambiguation given the mri data is not trivial. We show that it is possible to obtain reasonable estimates of both tract volume (on a sub-voxel level) and diffusivity parameters linked to the well being of axonal bundles using a plausible spatial coherence assumption.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0677349/ismrm2010.pdf
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Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:5951
Deposited By:Amos Storkey
Deposited On:17 March 2011