diffusion tensor imaging

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diffusion tensor imaging

Abbreviation: DTI
An imaging technique in magnetic resonance imaging to identify the unique directional movement of molecules, esp. water molecules, along muscle and neural tracts. One of its uses is to identify the linkages and structures of white matter tracts in the brain.
See also: imaging

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

A refinement of magnetic resonance imaging that allows the doctor to measure the flow of water and track the pathways of white matter in the brain. DTI is able to detect abnormalities in the brain that do not show up on standard MRI scans.
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Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has more recently been introduced, allowing quantification of the magnitude and direction of diffusion along 3 principle eigenvectors.
Progression of pathological changes in the middle cerebellar peduncle by diffusion tensor imaging correlates with lesser motor gains after pontine infarction.
Effect of alcohol on diffuse axonal injury in rat brainstem: Diffusion tensor imaging and aquaporin-4 expression study.
Bammer, "Ultra-high resolution diffusion tensor imaging of the microscopic pathways of the medial temporal lobe," NeuroImage, vol.
0]), fractional anisotropy (FA) maps, and direction encoded colour maps (DEC) of a P125 control rat (21%) derived from diffusion tensor imaging showing the different levels used for quantitative analysis.
A meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging studies of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia.
Principles of diffusion tensor imaging and its applications to basic neuroscience research.
Three-dimensional white matter tractography by diffusion tensor imaging in ischaemic stroke involving the corticospinal tract.
After the introduction of MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) [6], it took some time before DTI was implemented as a standard protocol on clinical MR scanners [7,8].
Diffusion tensor imaging showed significantly higher axial diffusivity--thought to be a measure of axonal integrity--among epsilon 4--positive than--negative volunteers.
The structural changes were revealed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) scans of the brains of 24 college students or recent graduates before and after 100 hours of LSAT training over a three-month period.

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