Brain Tumors: Diffusion Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging

  • Pia C. Sundgren
  • Yue Cao
  • Thomas L. Chenevert
Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 8)


In this chapter we will discuss the current knowledge and pitfalls on the use of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI)and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in brain tissue characterization, brain tumor grading presurgical planning and the use of these imaging techniques in the treatment follow-up of brain tumors.


White Matter Fractional Anisotropy Diffusion Tensor Imaging White Matter Tract Diffusion Anisotropy 
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This work, in part, was sponsored by NIH grant CA 85878.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pia C. Sundgren
    • 1
  • Yue Cao
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Chenevert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA

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