Vesna Prckovska

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Validation is arguably the bottleneck in the diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) community. This paper evaluates and compares 20 algorithms for recovering the local intra-voxel fiber structure from diffusion MRI data and is based on the results of the "HARDI reconstruction challenge" organized in the context of the "ISBI 2012" conference. Evaluated(More)
High-angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) is a diffusion weighted MRI technique that overcomes some of the decisive limitations of its predecessor, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), in the areas of composite nerve fiber structure. Despite its advantages, HARDI raises several issues: complex modeling of the data, nonintuitive and computationally(More)
High angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) is an emerging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that overcomes some decisive limitations of its predecessor diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). HARDI can resolve locally more than one direction in the diffusion pattern of water molecules and thereby opens up the opportunity to display and track(More)
The recent challenge in diffusion imaging is to find acquisition schemes and analysis approaches that can represent non-gaussian diffusion profiles in a clinically feasible measurement time. In this work we investigate the effect of b-value and the number of gradient vector directions on Q-ball imaging and the Diffusion Orientation Transform (DOT) in a(More)
Abstract-Any sufficiently smooth, positive, real-valued function ψ : S(2) → K+ on a sphere S(2) can be expanded by a Laplace expansion into a sum of spherical harmonics. Given the Laplace expansion coefficients, we provide a CPU and GPU-based algorithm that renders the radial graph of ψ in a fast and efficient way by ray-casting the glyph of ψ in the(More)
Brain networks are becoming forefront research in neuroscience. Network-based analysis on the functional and structural connectomes can lead to powerful imaging markers for brain diseases. However, constructing the structural connectome can be based upon different acquisition and reconstruction techniques whose information content and mutual differences has(More)
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