Activities and Seminars

Alexander Leemans, Processing of diffusion MRI data for analyzing the brain’s circuitry
Date: Apr 16, 2015

What: Processing of diffusion MRI data for analyzing the brain's circuitry

Where: BCBL auditorium

Who: Alexander Leemans, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

When: 12 noon

Diffusion MRI (dMRI) has been widely used to investigate microstructural tissue properties in vivo. By assuming that the dominant diffusion orientation is aligned with the underlying fiber tissue configuration, dMRI has further enabled the virtual reconstruction of tract pathways with so-called “fiber tractography” approaches. With this unique way of characterizing tissue organization, dMRI has been used in a wide range of clinical and biomedical applications. In addition to a brief introduction to the basic concepts of dMRI, I will cover practical guidelines on quality and processing of diffusion MRI data for subsequent analysis. Considerations regarding dMRI limitations and data interpretation will also be presented