Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Introduction and Atlas

  • Bram Stieltjes
  • Romuald M. Brunner
  • Klaus H. Fritzsche
  • Frederik B. Laun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. How to Use this Atlas

      1. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
        Pages 5-40
  3. Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
      Pages 43-280
    3. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
      Pages 281-376
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 377-380

About this book

Introduction

Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a variation of diffusion-weighed imaging. Particularly in the neurosciences, this technique has gained tremendous momentum in the past decade, both from a technical point of view as well as in its applications. DTI is mainly used in neurological diagnosis and psychiatric and neurologic research, e.g. in order to locate brain tumors and depict their invasivity.

DTI offers a unique in-vivo insight into the three-dimensional structure of the human central nervous system. While easy interpretation and evaluation is often hampered by the complexity of both the technique and neuroanatomy, this atlas helps you recognize every one of the important structures rapidly and unambiguously.

In the introduction, this atlas provides a concise outline of the evolution of diffusion imaging and describes its potential applications. In the core part of the atlas, the neuroanatomically important structures are clearly labeled both on DTI-derived color maps and conventional MRI. Complex fiber architecture is illustrated schematically and described concisely in textboxes directly on the relevant page. In the final part of the atlas, a straightforward, step-by-step approach for the three-dimensional reconstruction of the most prominent fiber structures is given, and potential pitfalls are indicated.

The atlas aims at neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, physicists, and computer scientists. For advanced users, the atlas may serve as a reference work, while students and scientists are thoroughly introduced into DTI.

Keywords

Clinical Psychology Computer Science Informatik Klinische Psychologie Neuroanatomie Neuroanatomy Neuroscience Neurowissenschaften Physics Physik

Authors and affiliations

  • Bram Stieltjes
    • 1
  • Romuald M. Brunner
    • 2
  • Klaus H. Fritzsche
    • 3
  • Frederik B. Laun
    • 4
  1. 1.Section Quantitative imaging-based disease characterization, department of radiologyDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of psychiartry, Division child- and adolescent psychiatryHeidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of medical and biological informaticsDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.Department of medical physics in radiologyDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20456-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20455-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20456-2
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