Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with local tissue property sensitivity: phantom and in vivo validation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides directional information that can be used to delineate brain white matter connections noninvasively via fiber tracking. The most commonly used methods for tractography are based on the streamline tracking algorithm for track propagation and a set of empirically and globally defined criteria for track termination. In this study, we propose a streamline tracking algorithm with high-order propagation accuracy and a single termination criterion based on tissue property to minimize user intervention and biases introduced during tracking process. These advantages and the agreement with histological reports are demonstrated in our tracking results in phantoms and in humans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, B; Song, AW

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 108

PubMed ID

  • 17587528

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2830069

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-725X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mri.2007.05.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands