An optimal dimensionality sampling scheme on the sphere for antipodal signals in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

We propose a sampling scheme on the sphere and develop a corresponding spherical harmonic transform (SHT) for the accurate reconstruction of the diffusion signal in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). By exploiting the antipodal symmetry, we design a sampling scheme that requires the optimal number of samples on the sphere, equal to the degrees of freedom required to represent the antipodally symmetric band-limited diffusion signal in the spectral (spherical harmonic) domain. Compared with existing sampling schemes on the sphere that allow for the accurate reconstruction of the diffusion signal, the proposed sampling scheme reduces the number of samples required by a factor of two or more. We analyse the numerical accuracy of the proposed SHT and show through experiments that the proposed sampling allows for the accurate and rotationally invariant computation of the SHT to near machine precision accuracy.

DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178094

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@article{Bates2015AnOD, title={An optimal dimensionality sampling scheme on the sphere for antipodal signals in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging}, author={Alice P. Bates and Zubair Khalid and Rodney A. Kennedy}, journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)}, year={2015}, pages={872-876} }