Advantages of Multi-shell Diffusion for Studies of Brain Development in Youth

  title={Advantages of Multi-shell Diffusion for Studies of Brain Development in Youth},
  author={Adam R. Pines and Matthew Cieslak and Graham L. Baum and Philip A. Cook and Azeez Adebimpe and Diego G. D{\'a}vila and Mark A. Elliott and Robert J. Jirsaraie and Kristin Murtha and Desmond J. Oathes and Kayla Piiwaa and Adon F. G. Rosen and Sage Rush and Russell T. Shinohara and Danielle S. Bassett and David R. Roalf and Theodore Daniel Satterthwaite},
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has advanced our understanding of how brain microstructure evolves over development. However, the proliferation of multi-shell diffusion imaging sequences has coincided with notable advances in the modeling of neuronal diffusion patterns, such as Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging (NODDI) and Laplacian-regularized Mean Apparent Propagator MRI (MAPL). The relative utility of these newer diffusion models for understanding brain maturation remains… 
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