Diffusion MRI, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124055095
  • ISBN-13: 9780124055094
  • DDC: 616.07548
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 632 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Diffusion MRI remains the most comprehensive reference for understanding this rapidly evolving and powerful technology and is an essential handbook for designing, analyzing, and interpreting diffusion MR experiments. Diffusion imaging provides a unique window on human brain anatomy. This non-invasive technique continues to grow in popularity as a way to study brain pathways that could never before be investigated in vivo. This book covers the fundamental theory of diffusion imaging, discusses its most promising applications to basic and clinical neuroscience, and introduces cutting-edge methodological developments that will shape the field in coming years. Written by leading experts in the field, it places the exciting new results emerging from diffusion imaging in the context of classical anatomical techniques to show where diffusion studies might offer unique insights and where potential limitations lie.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Diffusion MRI.
2: Introduction to Diffusion MR.
3: Pulse Sequences for Diffusion-Weighted MRI.
4: Diffusion Acquisition: Pushing the Boundaries.
5: Geometric Distortions in Diffusion MRI.
6: Gaussian Modeling of the Diffusion Signal.
7: Multiple Fibers: Beyond the Diffusion Tensor.
8: Diffusion MRI for Quantitative Measurement.
9: White Matter Structure: A Microscopist’s View.
10: The Biological Basis of Diffusion Anisotropy.
11: Inferring Microstructural Information of White Matter from Diffusion MRI.
12: Cross-Subject Comparison of Local Diffusion MRI Parameters.
13: Diffusion MRI in Neurological Disorders.
14: Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Study of Aging and Age-Associated Neural Disease.
15: Diffusion Imaging in the Developing Brain.
16: Individual Differences in White Matter Microstructure in the Healthy Brain.
17: Diffusion Tensor Imaging and its Application to Schizophrenia and Related Disorders.
18: Diffusion MRI for in VIVO Neuroanatomy.
19: Mapping Connections in Humans and Non-Human Primates: Aspirations and Challenges for Diffusion Imaging.
20: Classic and Contemporary Neural Tract-Tracing Techniques.
21: The Human Connectome: Linking Structure and Function in the Human Brain.
22: MR Diffusion Tractography.
23: Validation of Tractography.
24: Connectivity Fingerprinting of Gray Matter.
25: Contribution of Diffusion Tractography to the Anatomy of Language.
26: Presurgical Tractography Applications.
27: Comparing Connections in the Brains of Humans and Other Primates Using Diffusion-Weighted Imaging.
28: Imaging Structure and Function.