Diffusion Tensor Imaging

A Practical Handbook

  • Wim Van Hecke
  • Louise Emsell
  • Stefan Sunaert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louise Emsell
      Pages 3-5
    3. Louise Emsell, Wim Van Hecke, Jacques-Donald Tournier
      Pages 7-19
  3. Diffusion Tensor Imaging: From Theory to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Matthew Rowe, Bernard Siow, Daniel C. Alexander, Uran Ferizi, Simon Richardson
      Pages 23-35
    3. Thijs Dhollander
      Pages 37-63
    4. Kathleen M. Curran, Louise Emsell, Alexander Leemans
      Pages 65-87
    5. Eric Peterson, Roland Bammer
      Pages 89-126
    6. Chantal M. W. Tax, Sjoerd B. Vos, Alexander Leemans
      Pages 127-150
  4. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Wim Van Hecke, Louise Emsell
      Pages 153-173
    3. Martijn Froeling, Pim Pullens, Alexander Leemans
      Pages 175-182
    4. Wim Van Hecke, Alexander Leemans, Louise Emsell
      Pages 183-203
  5. Normal Diffusion Tensor Imaging Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  6. Clinical Applications of Diffusion Tensor Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Louise Emsell, Stefan Sunaert
      Pages 275-290
    3. Ronald L. Wolf, Paolo G. Nucifora, Elias R. Melhem
      Pages 291-308
    4. Frank De Belder, Sophie Van Cauter, Luc van den Hauwe, Wim Van Hecke, Louise Emsell, Maya De Belder et al.
      Pages 309-330
    5. Massimo Filippi, Elisabetta Pagani, Paolo Preziosa, Maria Assunta Rocca
      Pages 331-341
    6. Massimo Filippi, Federica Agosta, Edoardo Gioele Spinelli
      Pages 343-358
    7. Josselin Houenou, Louise Emsell
      Pages 359-372
    8. Süleyman Sener, Paul M. Parizel, Andrew I. R. Maas
      Pages 373-380
  7. Beyond Diffusion Tensor Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Shawna Farquharson, Jacques-Donald Tournier
      Pages 383-406
    3. Jelle Veraart, Jan Sijbers
      Pages 407-418
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 419-440

About this book


This book provides an overview of the practical aspects of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), from understanding the basis of the technique through selection of the right protocols, trouble-shooting data quality, and analyzing DTI data optimally. DTI is a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique for visualizing and quantifying tissue microstructure based on diffusion. The book discusses the theoretical background underlying DTI and advanced techniques based on higher-order models and multi-shell diffusion imaging. It covers the practical implementation of DTI; derivation of information from DTI data; and a range of clinical applications, including neurosurgical planning and the assessment of brain tumors. Its practical utility is enhanced by decision schemes and a fully annotated DTI brain atlas, including color fractional anisotropy maps and 3D tractography reconstructions of major white matter fiber bundles. Featuring contributions from leading specialists in the field of DTI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging: A Practical Handbook is a valuable resource for radiologists, neuroradiologists, MRI technicians, and clinicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wim Van Hecke
    • 1
  • Louise Emsell
    • 2
  • Stefan Sunaert
    • 3
  1. 1.icometrix; Department of RadiologyDepartment of Radiology, Antwerp University HospitalLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Departments of Translational MRI and RadiologyKU Leuven and University Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Departments of Translational MRI and RadiologyKU Leuven and University Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3117-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3118-7
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