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Diffusion of water in brain white matter has been shown to be anisotropic: Water mobility is lower when measured perpendicular to the fiber direction rather than parallel to it. This feature was used to produce images of the myelin fiber orientation. Coronal and sagittal MR diffusion images were obtained in volunteers using an echo-planar imaging sequence(More)
Water diffusion is extremely anisotropic in brain white matter, depending on myelin fiber orientation. A suggested, but unproven cause of anisotropy is that, in the direction transverse to the myelin fibers, axonal water diffusion is prevented by the presence of the myelin sheath. We found, however, using an ultra-fast nuclear magnetic resonance imaging(More)
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