Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Introduction and Atlas by Bram StieltjesDiffusion Tensor Imaging: Introduction and Atlas by Bram Stieltjes

Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Introduction and Atlas

byBram Stieltjes

Hardcover | October 26, 2012

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Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a variation of diffusion-weighed imaging. Particularly in the neurosciences, this technique has gained tremendous momentum in the past decade, both from a technical point of view as well as in its applications. DTI is mainly used in neurological diagnosis and psychiatric and neurologic research, e.g. in order to locate brain tumors and depict their invasivity.

DTI offers a unique in-vivo insight into the three-dimensional structure of the human central nervous system. While easy interpretation and evaluation is often hampered by the complexity of both the technique and neuroanatomy, this atlas helps you recognize every one of the important structures rapidly and unambiguously.

In the introduction, this atlas provides a concise outline of the evolution of diffusion imaging and describes its potential applications. In the core part of the atlas, the neuroanatomically important structures are clearly labeled both on DTI-derived color maps and conventional MRI. Complex fiber architecture is illustrated schematically and described concisely in textboxes directly on the relevant page. In the final part of the atlas, a straightforward, step-by-step approach for the three-dimensional reconstruction of the most prominent fiber structures is given, and potential pitfalls are indicated.

The atlas aims at neuroscientists, neuoanatomists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, physicists, and computer scientists. For advanced users, the atlas may serve as a reference work, while students and scientists are thoroughly introduced in DTI.

The editors have been working together as a team at the German cancer research center "DKFZ" in Heidelberg, Germany for a considerable time. Bram Stieltjes has been involved in the early development of DTI and in numerous clinical applications, e.g. in child psychiatry in cooperation with Romuald M. Brunner of Heidelberg University. Fr...
Title:Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Introduction and AtlasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pagesPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642204554

ISBN - 13:9783642204555


Table of Contents

I Introduction:

0 How to Use this Atlas.- 1 Diffusion Imaging: Methods

II Atlas:

2 Two-dimensional Brain Slices.- 2.1 Coronal view.- 2.2 Sagittal view.- 2.3 Transversal view.- 3 Three-dimensional Fiber Tracking.- 3.1 Fiber tracking of the cerebral hemispheres.- 3.1.1 Fiber tracking of the corpus callosum.- 3.1.2 Fiber tracking of the cingulum.- 3.1.3 Fiber tracking of the fornix.- 3.1.4 Fiber tracking of the inferior longitudinal fasciculus.- 3.1.5 Fiber tracking of the inferior fronto-occipital and uncinate fasciculus.- 3.1.6 Fiber tracking of the superior longitudinal, the superior fronto-occipital and the arcuate fasciculus.- 3.1.7 Fiber tracking of the cerebral peduncles.- 3.2 Fiber tracking of the brain stem.- 3.2.1 Fiber tracking of the inferior cerebellar peduncle.- 3.2.3 Fiber tracking of the medial lemniscus and the superior cerebellar peduncle

III Appendix: Index: Introduction.- Index: Atlas

Editorial Reviews

Aus den Rezensionen: "... Das Buch ist sehr übersichtlich gegliedert und die verwendete Sprache sowie die Formulierungen des Textes sind verständlich und klar gestaltet ... die theoretischen und praktischen Aspekte der Diffusionsbildgebung und anschaulichem Bildmaterial im Atlas verschafft ... einen guten Überblick für Einsteigerinnen ... auch für anspruchsvollere Leserinnen als Nachschlagewerk dienen ..." (cand. med. Elisabeth Sophie Schallmeiner, in: neuropsychiatrie, 2013, Vol. 27, Issue 2, S. A11 f.)