The basis of anisotropic water diffusion in the nervous system - a technical review.

@article{Beaulieu2002TheBO,
  title={The basis of anisotropic water diffusion in the nervous system - a technical review.},
  author={Christian Beaulieu},
  journal={NMR in biomedicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 7-8},
  pages={435-55}
}
Anisotropic water diffusion in neural fibres such as nerve, white matter in spinal cord, or white matter in brain forms the basis for the utilization of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to track fibre pathways. The fact that water diffusion is sensitive to the underlying tissue microstructure provides a unique method of assessing the orientation and integrity of these neural fibres, which may be useful in assessing a number of neurological disorders. The purpose of this review is to characterize… CONTINUE READING
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