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Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Introduction and Atlas

  • Direct comparison of DT-MRI and conventional MRT on opposing pages

  • Nerve fibers visualized with great clarity – in vivo and three-dimensionally

  • Concise overview and applications of Diffusion Tensor Imaging

  • Fiber-tracking – how to reconstruct fibers

  • Live pictures on CD


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. How to Use this Atlas

      1. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
        Pages 5-40
  3. Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
      Pages 43-280
    3. Bram Stieltjes, Romuald M. Brunner, Klaus H. Fritzsche, Frederik B. Laun
      Pages 281-376
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 377-380

About this book


Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a variation of diffusion-weighed imaging. Particularly in the neurosciences, this technique has gained tremendous momentum in the past decade, both from a technical point of view as well as in its applications. DTI is mainly used in neurological diagnosis and psychiatric and neurologic research, e.g. in order to locate brain tumors and depict their invasivity.

DTI offers a unique in-vivo insight into the three-dimensional structure of the human central nervous system. While easy interpretation and evaluation is often hampered by the complexity of both the technique and neuroanatomy, this atlas helps you recognize every one of the important structures rapidly and unambiguously.

In the introduction, this atlas provides a concise outline of the evolution of diffusion imaging and describes its potential applications. In the core part of the atlas, the neuroanatomically important structures are clearly labeled both on DTI-derived color maps and conventional MRI. Complex fiber architecture is illustrated schematically and described concisely in textboxes directly on the relevant page. In the final part of the atlas, a straightforward, step-by-step approach for the three-dimensional reconstruction of the most prominent fiber structures is given, and potential pitfalls are indicated.

The atlas aims at neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, physicists, and computer scientists. For advanced users, the atlas may serve as a reference work, while students and scientists are thoroughly introduced into DTI.


Clinical Psychology Computer Science Informatik Klinische Psychologie Neuroanatomie Neuroanatomy Neuroscience Neurowissenschaften Physics Physik

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Section Quantitative imaging-based disease characterization, department of radiologyDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of psychiartry, Division child- and adolescent psychiatryHeidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of medical and biological informaticsDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.Department of medical physics in radiologyDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

About the authors

The editors have been working together as a team at the German cancer research center “DKFZ” in Heidelberg, Germany for a considerable time. Bram Stieltjes has been involved in the early development of DTI and in numerous clinical applications, e.g. in child psychiatry in cooperation with Romuald M. Brunner of Heidelberg University. Frederik Laun is an expert on the physical background of diffusion imaging. Klaus Fritzsche is currently working on software development for visualization and quantification of diffusion data.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Book Subtitle Introduction and Atlas
  • Authors Bram Stieltjes
    Romuald M. Brunner
    Klaus Fritzsche
    Frederik Laun
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-20455-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50563-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-20456-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 380
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Imaging / Radiology
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