Diffusion MRI: Theory, Methods, and Applications

Hardcover | December 20, 2010

EditorDerek K. Jones

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Since its initial development in the mid-1980's, and wide accessibility to perform diffusion MRI on all MRI scanners, the use of diffusion MRI has exploded. Nearly every MRI centre carries out diffusion MRI of some kind. Obtaining good quality diffusion MRI and making sound and robust inferences from the data is not trivial, however, and involves a long chain of events from ensuring that the hardware is performing optimally, the pulse sequence is carefully designed, the acquisition is optimal, the data quality ismaximized while artifacts are minimized, the appropriate post-processing is used, and, where appropriate, the appropriate statistical testing is used, and the data are interpreted correctly. Professor Derek Jones, a world authority on diffusion MRI, has assembled most of the world's leading scientists and clinicians developing and applying diffusion MRI to produce an authorship list that reads like a "Who's Who" of the field and a definitive, didactic and essential reference volume forthose working with diffusion MRI. Renowned for the clarity of his presentations, Prof Jones has worked closely with each author to ensure that the material is presented in the best possible and accessible manner. The book is aimed at those wishing to really understand where the diffusion signal comes from, and obtain a thoroughgrounding in the theory, methods and applications of diffusion MRI. The aim here is not to "skim the surface" - but to dig deep into each topic - so that a thorough grounding is obtained. In assembling these topics (many of which have never previously appeared in a text book on the topic), Prof Jones carefully balances theoretical treatments with practical considerations. Destined to be a modern classic, this definitive and richly illustrated reference volume deserves a place on thebookshelf of all imaging centres.

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Since its initial development in the mid-1980's, and wide accessibility to perform diffusion MRI on all MRI scanners, the use of diffusion MRI has exploded. Nearly every MRI centre carries out diffusion MRI of some kind. Obtaining good quality diffusion MRI and making sound and robust inferences from the data is not trivial, however,...

Prof Derek Jones has worked in the field of diffusion MRI since 1995. He is considered a world leader making many respected contributions to the literature on all aspects of the diffusion pipeline from raw data acquisition through to clinical applications. He reported on one of the first ever applications of diffusion tensor imaging ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 8.82 × 11.1 × 1.89 inPublished:December 20, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsSection 1 - What Are We Studying and Why?1. Marco Catani: The Functional Anatomy of White Matter: From Postmortem Dissections to In Vivo Virtual Tractography2. Christopher M. Filley: Neurobiology of White Matter Disorders3. Hubertus Axer: Invasive Methods for Tracing White Matter ArchitectureSection 2 - The Basics of Diffusion MRI4. Paul T. Callaghan: The Physics of Diffusion5. Denis Le Bihan: Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Imaging: Introduction and Concepts6. Peter J. Basser and Evren Ozarslan: Anisoptropic Diffusion: From the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient to the Apparent Diffusion Tensor7. Christian Beaulieu: What Makes Diffusion Anisotropic in the Nervous System?8. Joseph J.H. Ackerman and Jeffrey J. Neil: Biophysics of Diffusion in Cells9. Yaniv Assaf and Yoram Cohen: Extracting Geometric Properties of White Matter with q-Space Diffusion MRI (QSI)10. Valerij G. Kiselev: The Cumulant Expansion: An Overarching Mathematical Framework For Understanding Diffusion NMRSection 3 - Experimental Aspects of Diffusion MRI11. Nirbhay N. Yadav, Tim Stait-Gardner, and William S. Price: Hardware Considerations for Diffusion MRI12. Stefan T. Skare and Roland Bammer: EPI-Based Pulse Sequences for Diffusion Tensor MRI13. James G. Pipe: Non-EPI Pulse Sequences for Diffusion MRI14. Roland Bammer, Samantha J. Holdsworth, Murat Aksoy, and Stefan T. Skare: Phase Errors in Diffusion-Weighted Imaging15. Derek K. Jones: Optimal Approaches to Diffusion MRI Acquisition16. Cheng Guan Koay: Least Squares Approaches to Diffusion Tensor Estimation17. Jesper J.L. Andersson and Stefan T. Skare 18. Artifacts in Diffusion MRI - Carlo Pierpaoli: Image Distortion and Its Correction in Diffusion MRI18. Carlo Pierpaoli: Artifacts in Diffusion MRI19. Nicholas G. Dowell and Paul S. Tofts: Quality Assurance for Diffusion MRI20. Sinisa Pajevic: Statistical Issues in Diffusion Tensor MRI21. Alexander Leemans: Visualization of Diffusion MRI DataSection 4 - Fiber Tracking22. Andrew L. Alexander: Deterministic White Matter Tractography23. Geoff M. Parker: Probabilistic White Matter Tractography24. Timothy Behrens, Johannes Klein, Saad Jbabdi, and Heidi Johansen-Berg: Connectivity-Based Parcellation of Gray Matter25. Jiangyang Zhang, Hao Huang, Manisha Aggarwal, and Susumu Mori: Diffusion Tensor Microimaging and its Applications26. I. Nigel C. Lawes and Christopher A. Clark: Anatomical Validation of DTI and TractographySection 5 - Crossing Fibers27. Daniel Alexander and Kiran Seunarine: Mathematics of Crossing Fibers28. Jacques-Donald Tournier: The Biophysics of Crossing FibersSection 6 - Diffusion MRI of Brain Disorders29. Mara Cercignani: Strategies for Patient-Control Comparison of Diffusion MR Data30. Petra Huppi: DTI in Brain Development31. Ona Wu, Lauren Nentwich, Aurauma Chutinet, and Ahmad Bayrlee: Diffusion in Acute Stroke32. Michael O'Sullivan: Diffusion in Chronic Stroke and Small Vessel Disease33. Aaron S. Field: Diffusion Imaging in Brain Tumors34. Massimo Filippi and Maria A. Rocca: Diffusion Tensor MRI in Multiple Sclerosis35. Khalid Hamandi and Robert Powell: Diffusion MRI in Epilepsy36. Christopher A. Clark and Tiernan Byrnes: DTI and Tractography in Neurosurgical Planning37. Tonya White and Kelvin O. Lim: Diffusion MRI in Psychiatric Disorders38. Edith V. Sullivan and Adolf Pfefferbaum: Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegenerative DisordersSection 7 - Diffusion MRI Beyond White Matter39. Helen D'Arceuil and Alex de Crespigny: Diffusion Imaging in Gray Matter40. Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott and Olga Ciccarelli: Diffusion Imaging in the Optic Nerve, Spinal Cord, and Peripheral Nerve41. Gustav J. Strijkers, Maarten R. Drost, and Klaas Nicolay: Diffusion Imaging in Muscle42. Matthew D. Budde and Sheng-Kwei Song: Insights into Diffusion Tensor Imaging from Animal Models of White Matter PathologySection 8 - How It All Started-Personal Perspectives from the Pioneers43. Ed O. Stejskal and John E. Tanner: Reminiscences about the Development of Pulsed Field Gradient Spin Echo NMR (PFGSE-NMR)44. Paul T. Callaghan: Diffusion, Diffraction, and Microimaging45. Denis Le Bihan: Diffusion MRI: Conception, Birth, and Adolescence46. Michael E. Moseley: DWI in Cerebral Ischemia: The Early Days47. Peter J. Basser: Invention and Development of Diffusion Tensor MRI (DT-MRI or DTI) at the NIHIndex