Non Local Spatial and Angular Matching : Enabling higher spatial resolution diffusion MRI datasets through adaptive denoising

@article{StJean2016NonLS,
  title={Non Local Spatial and Angular Matching : Enabling higher spatial resolution diffusion MRI datasets through adaptive denoising},
  author={Samuel St-Jean and Pierrick Coup{\'e} and Maxime Descoteaux},
  journal={Medical image analysis},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={
          115-30
        }
}
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