Diffusion tensor imaging: background, potential, and utility in psychiatric research.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Diffusion tensor imaging is a variation of magnetic resonance imaging that measures the diffusion of water in tissues. This can help measure and quantify a tissue's orientation and structure, making it an ideal tool for examining cerebral white matter and neural fiber tracts. It is only beginning to be utilized in psychiatric research. This article reviews the theory behind diffusion tensor imaging, its potential to map fiber tracts in the brain, and its recent use in psychiatric research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taylor, WD; Hsu, E; Krishnan, KRR; MacFall, JR

Published Date

  • February 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 201 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 14744459

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.biopsych.2003.07.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States