Microscopic diffusion tensor imaging of the mouse brain.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data at 43 mum isotropic resolution has been acquired on the intact adult mouse brain in 28-h scan time by using a streamlined protocol, including specimen fixation and staining, image acquisition, reconstruction, post-processing, and distribution. An intermediate registration of each component image is required to achieve the desired microscopic resolution. Multiple parameters have been derived, including fractional anisotropy, axial and radial diffusivity, and a color-coded orientation map of the primary eigenvector. Each DTI dataset was mapped to a common reference space to facilitate future standardized analysis. Fiber tracking has also been demonstrated, providing 3D connection information. This protocol to acquire high-resolution DTI data in a robust and repeatable fashion will serve as a foundation to quantitatively study mouse brain integrity and white matter architecture, at what we believe to be the highest spatial resolution yet attained.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jiang, Y; Johnson, GA

Published Date

  • April 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 471

PubMed ID

  • 20034583

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2826147

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States