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Recently, the tract-based white matter (WM) fiber analysis has been recognized as an effective framework to study the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data of human brain. This framework can provide biologically meaningful results and facilitate the tract-based comparison across subjects. However, due to the lack of quantitative definition of WM bundle(More)
We present a method for automated brain tissue segmentation based on the multi-channel fusion of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data. The method is motivated by the evidence that independent tissue segmentation based on DTI parametric images provides complementary information of tissue contrast to the tissue segmentation based on structural MRI data. This(More)
Neuroimaging has uncovered both long-range and short-range connectivity abnormalities in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, the precise connectivity abnormalities and the relationship between these abnormalities and cognition and ASD symptoms have been inconsistent across studies. Indeed, studies find both increases and(More)
We present a method for tissue classification based on diffusionweighted imaging (DWI)/diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data. Our motivation is that independent tissue segmentation based on DWI/DTI images provides complementary information to the tissue segmentation result using structural MRI data alone. The basis idea is to classify the brain into two(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the therapeutic effectiveness of microsurgical spermatic-inferior epigastric vein anastomosis for the treatment of nutcracker syndrome (NCS)-associated varicocele in infertile men. METHODS We prospectively analyzed 5 infertile men with NCS-associated varicocele between April 2010 and January 2012. All patients underwent microsurgical(More)
Abstract To determine whether treatment of patients with large (>15 mm) impacted upper ureteral stones depended on stone location, we prospectively evaluated the therapeutic outcomes, complications, safety, and effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotomy (URSL) in patients with stones higher and lower than the upper(More)
Objective. To acquire more data about the epidemiologic characteristics of constipation in different kinds of populations in China. Methods. Using "constipation" and "China" as search terms; relevant papers were searched from January 1995 to April 2014. Data on prevalence, gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, educational class, age, race, and(More)
Altered brain connectivity accompanies autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but the relationship between connectivity and intellectual abilities, which often differs within ASD, and between ASD and typically developing (TD) children, is not understood. Here, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to explore the relationship between white matter integrity and(More)
It is a key step to spatially align diffusion tensor images (DTI) to quantitatively compare neural images obtained from different subjects or the same subject at different timepoints. Different from traditional scalar or multi-channel image registration methods, tensor orientation should be considered in DTI registration. Recently, several DTI registration(More)