Ivan I. Maximov

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Magnetic resonance images tend to be influenced by various random factors usually referred to as "noise". The principal sources of noise and related artefacts can be divided into two types: arising from hardware (acquisition coil arrays, gradient coils, field inhomogeneity); and arising from the subject (physiological noise including body motion, cardiac(More)
Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is a promising extension of diffusion tensor imaging, giving new insights into the white matter microstructure and providing new biomarkers. Given the rapidly increasing number of studies, DKI has a potential to establish itself as a valuable tool in brain diagnostics. However, to become a routine procedure, DKI still needs(More)
Sleep and wakefulness are crucial prerequisites for cognitive efficiency, the disturbances of which severely impact performance and mood as present e.g. after time zone traveling, in shift workers or patients with sleep or affective disorders. Based on their individual disposition to sleep and wakefulness, humans can be categorized as early (EC), late (LC)(More)
The signal response measured in diffusion tensor imaging is subject to detrimental influences caused by noise. Noise fields arise due to various contributions such as thermal and physiological noise and sources related to the hardware imperfection. As a result, diffusion tensors estimated by different linear and non-linear least squares methods in absence(More)
Voxel-based DTI analysis is an important approach in the comparison of subject groups by detecting and localizing gray and white matter changes in the brain. One of the principal problems for intersubject comparison is the absence of a "gold standard" processing pipeline. As a result, contradictory results may be obtained from identical data using different(More)
G72 (syn. DAOA, D-amino acid oxidase activator) is a susceptibility gene for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Diffusion tensor imaging studies hint at changes in fiber tract integrity in both disorders. We aimed to investigate whether a G72 susceptibility haplotype causes changes in fiber tract integrity in young healthy subjects. We compared(More)
The most common modality of diffusion MRI used in the ageing and development studies is diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) providing two key measures, fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity. Here, we investigated diffusional changes occurring between childhood (average age 10.3 years) and mitddle adult age (average age 54.3 years) with the help of diffusion(More)
UNLABELLED Despite a fundamental interest in the relationship between structure and function, the relationships between measures of white matter microstructural coherence and functional brain responses to pain are poorly understood. We investigated whether fractional anisotropy (FA) in 2 white matter regions in pathways associated with pain is related to(More)
There is an increasing need for development of advanced radio-frequency (RF) pulse techniques in modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems driven by recent advancements in ultra-high magnetic field systems, new parallel transmit/receive coil designs, and accessible powerful computational facilities. 2D spatially selective RF pulses are an example of(More)
Diffusion of water molecules in the human brain tissue has strong similarities with diffusion in porous media. It is affected by different factors such as restrictions and compartmentalization, interaction with membrane walls, strong anisotropy imposed by cellular microstructure, etc. However, multiple artefacts abound in in vivo measurements either from(More)
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