Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord

Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord
Author: Julien Cohen-Adad,Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN 10: 0123972825
ISBN 13: 9780123972828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord is the first book focused on quantitative MRI techniques with specific application to the human spinal cord. This work includes coverage of diffusion-weighted imaging, magnetization transfer imaging, relaxometry, functional MRI, and spectroscopy. Although these methods have been successfully used in the brain for the past 20 years, their application in the spinal cord remains problematic due to important acquisition challenges (such as small cross-sectional size, motion, and susceptibility artifacts). To date, there is no consensus on how to apply these techniques; this book reviews and synthesizes state-of-the-art methods so users can successfully apply them to the spinal cord. Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord introduces the theory behind each quantitative technique, reviews each theory’s applications in the human spinal cord and describes its pros and cons, and suggests a simple protocol for applying each quantitative technique to the spinal cord. Chapters authored by international experts in the field of MRI of the spinal cord Contains “cooking recipes —examples of imaging parameters for each quantitative technique—designed to aid researchers and clinicians in using them in practice Ideal for clinical settings

Quantitative MRI for Measuring Myelin Content in Human Spinal Cord

Quantitative MRI for Measuring Myelin Content in Human Spinal Cord
Author: Marco Battiston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1064935496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multi parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spinal Cord at 9 4T

Multi parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spinal Cord at 9 4T
Author: Tung-Lin Wu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1102814030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Author: Nicole Seiberlich,Vikas Gulani,Adrienne Campbell-Washburn,Steven Sourbron,Mariya Ivanova Doneva,Fernando Calamante,Houchun Harry Hu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1092
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0128170581
ISBN 13: 9780128170588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a ‘go-to’ reference for methods and applications of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging, with specific sections on Relaxometry, Perfusion, and Diffusion. Each section will start with an explanation of the basic techniques for mapping the tissue property in question, including a description of the challenges that arise when using these basic approaches. For properties which can be measured in multiple ways, each of these basic methods will be described in separate chapters. Following the basics, a chapter in each section presents more advanced and recently proposed techniques for quantitative tissue property mapping, with a concluding chapter on clinical applications. The reader will learn: The basic physics behind tissue property mapping How to implement basic pulse sequences for the quantitative measurement of tissue properties The strengths and limitations to the basic and more rapid methods for mapping the magnetic relaxation properties T1, T2, and T2* The pros and cons for different approaches to mapping perfusion The methods of Diffusion-weighted imaging and how this approach can be used to generate diffusion tensor maps and more complex representations of diffusion How flow, magneto-electric tissue property, fat fraction, exchange, elastography, and temperature mapping are performed How fast imaging approaches including parallel imaging, compressed sensing, and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting can be used to accelerate or improve tissue property mapping schemes How tissue property mapping is used clinically in different organs Structured to cater for MRI researchers and graduate students with a wide variety of backgrounds Explains basic methods for quantitatively measuring tissue properties with MRI - including T1, T2, perfusion, diffusion, fat and iron fraction, elastography, flow, susceptibility - enabling the implementation of pulse sequences to perform measurements Shows the limitations of the techniques and explains the challenges to the clinical adoption of these traditional methods, presenting the latest research in rapid quantitative imaging which has the possibility to tackle these challenges Each section contains a chapter explaining the basics of novel ideas for quantitative mapping, such as compressed sensing and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting-based approaches

Quantitative Spinal Cord MRI in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome

Quantitative Spinal Cord MRI in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051968770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative MRI of the Brain

Quantitative MRI of the Brain
Author: Paul Tofts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2005-08-19
ISBN 10: 0470869496
ISBN 13: 9780470869499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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2004 BMA Medical Book Competition Winner (Radiology category) “This is an exciting book, with a new approach to use of the MRI scanner. It bridges the gap between clinical research and general neuro-radiological practice. It is accessible to the clinical radiologist, and yet thorough in its treatment of the underlying physics and of the science of measurement. It is likely to become a classic.” British Medical Association This indispensable 'how to' manual of quantitative MR is essential for anyone who wants to use the gamut of modern quantitative methods to measure the effects of neurological disease, its progression, and its response to treatment. It contains both the methodology and clinical applications, reflecting the increasing interest in quantitative MR in studying disease and its progression. The editor is an MR scientist with an international reputation for high quality research The contributions are written jointly by MR physicists and MR clinicians, producing a practical book for both the research and medical communities A practical book for both the research and medical communities “Paul Tofts has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of what needs to become the future of radiology in particular, and medicine in general – quantitative measurements of disease.” Robert I. Grossman, M.D. New York, University School of Medicine (from the Foreword)

Structural Quantitative and Functional MRI for the Study of Demyelinating Diseases of the Spinal Cord

Structural  Quantitative and Functional MRI for the Study of Demyelinating Diseases of the Spinal Cord
Author: Romina Mariano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1276794576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative MRI of the Brain

Quantitative MRI of the Brain
Author: Mara Cercignani,Nicholas G. Dowell,Paul S. Tofts
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN 10: 1315363550
ISBN 13: 9781315363554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative MRI of the Brain Book Review:

Building on the success of the first edition of this book, the winner of the 2004 British Medical Association Radiology Medical Book Competition, Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Principles of Physical Measurement gives a unique view on how to use an MRI machine in a new way. Used as a scientific instrument it can make measurements of a myriad of physical and biological quantities in the human brain and body. For each small tissue voxel, non-invasive information monitors how tissue changes with disease and responds to treatment. The book opens with a detailed exposition of the principles of good practice in quantification, including fundamental concepts, quality assurance, MR data collection and analysis and improved study statistical power through minimised instrumental variation. There follow chapters on 14 specific groups of quantities: proton density, T1, T2, T2*, diffusion, advanced diffusion, magnetisation transfer, CEST, 1H and multi-nuclear spectroscopy, DCE-MRI, quantitative fMRI, arterial spin-labelling and image analysis, and finally a chapter on the future of quantification. The physical principles behind each quantity are stated, followed by its biological significance. Practical techniques for measurement are given, along with pitfalls and examples of clinical applications. This second edition of this indispensable 'how to' manual of quantitative MR shows the MRI physicist and research clinician how to implement these techniques on an MRI scanner to understand more about the biological processes in the patient and physiological changes in healthy controls. Although focussed on the brain, most techniques are applicable to characterising tissue in the whole body. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to use the gamut of modern quantitative MRI methods to measure the effects of disease, its progression, and its response to treatment.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Joost Verhaagen,John W. McDonald III
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0444535071
ISBN 13: 9780444535078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Spinal Cord Injury summarizes advances in the clinical diagnosis, monitoring, prognostication, treatment, and management of spinal cord injuries. More specifically, it looks at new and important developments in areas such as high-resolution noninvasive neuroimaging, surgery, and electrical stimulation of motor, respiratory, bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. It also reviews the latest insights into spontaneous regeneration and recovery of function following rehabilitation, with emphasis on novel therapeutic strategies, such as gene therapy, transcranial stimulation, brain-machine interfaces, pharmacological approaches, molecular target discovery, and the use of olfactory ensheathing cells, stem cells, and precursor cells. Organized in five sections, the book begins with an overview of the development, maturation, biomechanics, and anatomy of the spinal cord before proceeding with a discussion of clinical diagnosis and prognosis as well as natural recovery, ambulation, and function following spinal cord injury. It then examines clinical neurophysiology in the prognosis and monitoring of traumatic spinal cord injury; medical, surgical and rehabilitative management of spinal cord trauma; and some new approaches for improving recovery in patients, including restoration of function by electrical stimulation, locomotor training, and the use of robotics. Other chapters cover cell transplantation, artificial scaffolds, experimental pharmacological interventions, and molecular and combinatorial strategies for repairing the injured spinal cord. This volume should be of interest to neuroscience and clinical neurology research specialists and practicing neurologists. Comprehensive coverage of the latest scientific understanding of spinal cord injuries Detailed coverage of current treatment best practices and potential future treatments Connects leading edge research programs to future treatment opportunities

Multi Spectral Data Analysis for Diagnostic Enhancement of Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury

Multi Spectral Data Analysis for Diagnostic Enhancement of Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Mahdi Alizadeh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1280137685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A key challenge in the imaging of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients is the ability to accurately determine structural or functional abnormality as well as level and severity of injury. Over the years a substantial number of studies have addressed this issue, however most of them utilized qualitative analysis of the acquired imaging data. Quantitative analysis of patients with SCI is an important issue in both diagnostic and treatment planning. Hence in this work new multispectral magnetic resonance (MR) image based approaches were developed for high-throughput extraction of quantitative features from pediatric spinal cord MR images and subsequent analysis using decision support algorithms. This may potentially improve diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive accuracy between typically developing (TD) pediatric spinal cord subjects and patients with SCI. The technique extracts information from both axial structural MRI images (such as T2-weighted gradient echo images) and functional MRI images (such as diffusion tensor images). The extracted data contains first order statistics (diffusion tensor tractography and histogram based texture descriptors), second order (co-occurrence indices) and high order (wavelet primitives) statistics. MRI data from total of 43 subjects that includes 23 healthy TD subjects with the age range of 6-16 (11.94±3.26 (mean ±standard deviation)) who had no evidence of SCI or pathology and 20 SCI subjects with the age range of 7-16 (11.28±3.00 (mean ±standard deviation)) were recruited and scanned using 3.0T Siemens Verio MR scanner. Standard 4-channel neck matrix and 8-channel spine array RF coils were used for data collection. After data collection various post processing methods were used to improve the data quality. A novel ghost artifact suppression technique was implemented and tested. Initially, 168 quantitative measures of multi-spectral images (functional and structural) were calculated by using regions of interest (ROIs) manually drawn on the whole cord along the entire spinal cord being anatomically localized by an independent board certified neuroradiologist. These measures were then statistically compared between TD and SCI groups using standard least squared linear regression model based on restricted maximum likelihood (REML) method. Statistically, significant changes have been shown in 44 features: 30 features obtained from functional images and 14 features selected from structural images. Also, it has been shown that the quantitative measures of the spinal cord in DTI and T2W-GRE images above and below injury level were altered significantly. Finally, tractography measures were also obtained on a subset of the patients to demonstrate quantitative analysis of the extracted white matter structures. Overall the results show that the proposed techniques may have potential to be used as surrogate biomarkers for detection of the injured spinal cord. These measures enable us to quantify the functional and structural plasticity in chronic SCI and consequently has the potential to improve our understanding of damage and recovery in diseased states of the spinal cord.

Quantitative MRI in Cancer

Quantitative MRI in Cancer
Author: Thomas E. Yankeelov,David R. Pickens,Ronald R. Price
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1439820589
ISBN 13: 9781439820582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Propelling quantitative MRI techniques from bench to bedside, Quantitative MRI in Cancer presents a range of quantitative MRI methods for assessing tumor biology. It includes biophysical and theoretical explanations of the most relevant MRI techniques as well as examples of these techniques in cancer applications. The introductory part of the book covers basic cancer biology, theoretical aspects of NMR/MRI physics, and the hardware required to form MR images. Forming the core of the book, the next three parts illustrate how to characterize tissue properties with endogenous and exogenous contrast mechanisms and discuss common image processing techniques relevant for cancer. The final part explores emerging areas of MR cancer characterization, including radiation therapy planning, cellular and molecular imaging, pH imaging, and hyperpolarized MR. Each of the post-introductory chapters describes the salient qualitative and quantitative aspects of the techniques before proceeding to preclinical and clinical applications. Each chapter also contains references for further study. Leading the way toward more personalized medicine, this text brings together existing and emerging quantitative MRI techniques for assessing cancer. It provides a self-contained overview of the theoretical and experimental essentials and state of the art in cancer MRI.

Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body E Book

Computed Tomography   Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body E Book
Author: John R. Haaga,Daniel Boll
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2016-06-06
ISBN 10: 0323278167
ISBN 13: 9780323278164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body E Book Book Review:

Over 5,200 high quality CT, MR, and hybrid technology images in one definitive reference. For the radiologist who needs information on the latest cutting-edge techniques in rapidly changing imaging technologies, such as CT, MRI, and PET/CT, and for the resident who needs a comprehensive resource that gives a broad overview of CT and MRI capabilities. Brand-new team of new international associate editors provides a unique global perspective on the use of CT and MRI across the world. Completely revised in a new, more succinct presentation without redundancies for faster access to critical content. Vastly expanded section on new MRI and CT technology keeps you current with continuously evolving innovations.

Cervical Myelopathy An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America E Book

Cervical Myelopathy  An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: Michael G. Fehlings,Junichi Mizuno
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 0323570666
ISBN 13: 9780323570664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cervical Myelopathy An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America E Book Book Review:

This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, edited by Dr. Michael G. Fehlings and Dr. Junichi Mizuno, focuses on Cervical Myelopathy. Topics include, but are not limited to, Epidemiology and overview of the clinical spectrum of degenerative cervical myelopathy; Pathobiology of degenerative cervical myelopathy; Natural history of degenerative cervical myelopathy; Imaging evaluation of degenerative cervical myelopathy: current state of the art and future directions; Pathophysiology of CPPD and OYL(OLF); Radiological evaluation of OPLL with dural ossification; Relationship of OALL, OPLL and OYL (OLF); Importance of sagittal alignment of the cervical spine in the management of degenerative cervical myelopathy; Anterior cervical options to manage degenerative cervical myelopathy; Laminectomy with or without fusion to manage degenerative cervical myelopathy; History and evolution of laminoplasty; Prediction of outcomes in managing degenerative cervical myelopathy; Neurological complications in managing degenerative cervical myelopathy; Options to manage the patient with mild degenerative cervical myelopathy; Management of the patient with cervical cord compression but no evidence of myelopathy; Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for CDD; Future Directions and New Technology, and more!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine
Author: Scott W. Atlas
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1890
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780781769853
ISBN 13: 078176985X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Established as the leading textbook on imaging diagnosis of brain and spine disorders, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine is now in its Fourth Edition. This thoroughly updated two-volume reference delivers cutting-edge information on nearly every aspect of clinical neuroradiology. Expert neuroradiologists, innovative renowned MRI physicists, and experienced leading clinical neurospecialists from all over the world show how to generate state-of-the-art images and define diagnoses from crucial clinical/pathologic MR imaging correlations for neurologic, neurosurgical, and psychiatric diseases spanning fetal CNS anomalies to disorders of the aging brain. Highlights of this edition include over 6,800 images of remarkable quality, more color images, and new information using advanced techniques, including perfusion and diffusion MRI and functional MRI. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

AN INVESTIGATION OF GROW CUT ALGORITHM FOR SEGMENTATION OF MRI SPINAL CORD IMAGES IN NORMALS AND PATIENTS WITH SCI

AN INVESTIGATION OF GROW CUT ALGORITHM FOR SEGMENTATION OF MRI SPINAL CORD IMAGES IN NORMALS AND PATIENTS WITH SCI
Author: Nilanjan Kayal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1285300769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AN INVESTIGATION OF GROW CUT ALGORITHM FOR SEGMENTATION OF MRI SPINAL CORD IMAGES IN NORMALS AND PATIENTS WITH SCI Book Review:

In spinal cord injury the amount of total surviving white matter is known to be strongly related to post injury neurological functions (1). Accurate segmentation of these regions is shown to be critical in terms of developing effective treatment (1). Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) has been shown to be effective in obtaining spinal cord images (2). However challenges still exist in clear separation of gray/white/cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) structures within the cord using DTI. The purpose of this study is to (1) test a semi-automatic tissue segmentation algorithm based on grow cut algorithm (GCA), to classify CSF, gray and white matter in conventional T2 weighted MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) images in pediatric spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects, and (2) to compare the results of semi-automatic GCA segmentation with manually segmented spinal cord data performed on various DTI images by a board certified pediatric neuroradiologist. Results show that semi-automatic segmentation of the spinal cord using GCA was successfully implemented. Qualitatively, good separation of cord/CSF was seen in B0, CFA and FA maps (of a representative patient with SCI and a control using this GCA method. They demonstrate more homogeneous signal within the cervical spinal cord as well as greater conspicuity of the cord and surrounding CSF interface. Quantitative analysis of images segmented using GCA and manual segmentation between and within the groups showed no significant differences in CFA (p=0.1347) and FA (p=0.1442) images but B0 (p=0.0001) images showed statistically significant differences. Overall, in both the controls and subjects with SCI, quantitative and qualitative analysis showed a superior semi-automated segmentation on CFA and FA images over a B0 image the using modified GCA. Key words: Grow Cut Algorithm (GCA), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), segmentation, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), cervical spinal cord, cerebral-spinal fluid (CSF).

Adult and Pediatric Spine Trauma An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America E Book

Adult and Pediatric Spine Trauma  An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: Douglas L. Brockmeyer,Andrew T. Dailey
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-26
ISBN 10: 0323482848
ISBN 13: 9780323482844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This issue will focus on both adult and pediatric spine trauma. Featured articles are as follows: Pharmacologic Treatment of SCI; Classification of Adult Subaxial Cervical Trauma; Classification and Management of Pediatric Craniocervical Injuries; Classification and Management of Pediatric Subaxial Injuries; Classification of Adult Thoracolumbar Injuries; Management of Pediatric Thoracolumber Injuries; Treatment of Odontoid Fractures in the Aging Population; Treatment of Facet Fractures in the Cervical Spine; and many more!

Advances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment 2013 Edition

Advances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN 10: 1481669850
ISBN 13: 9781481669856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Meninges. The editors have built Advances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Meninges in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Diffusion MRI

Diffusion MRI
Author: Heidi Johansen-Berg,Timothy E.J. Behrens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 0124055095
ISBN 13: 9780124055094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Diffusion MRI remains the most comprehensive reference for understanding this rapidly evolving and powerful technology and is an essential handbook for designing, analyzing, and interpreting diffusion MR experiments. Diffusion imaging provides a unique window on human brain anatomy. This non-invasive technique continues to grow in popularity as a way to study brain pathways that could never before be investigated in vivo. This book covers the fundamental theory of diffusion imaging, discusses its most promising applications to basic and clinical neuroscience, and introduces cutting-edge methodological developments that will shape the field in coming years. Written by leading experts in the field, it places the exciting new results emerging from diffusion imaging in the context of classical anatomical techniques to show where diffusion studies might offer unique insights and where potential limitations lie. Fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive reference on a powerful technique in brain imaging Covers all aspects of a diffusion MRI study from acquisition through analysis to interpretation, and from fundamental theory to cutting-edge developments New chapters covering connectomics, advanced diffusion acquisition, artifact removal, and applications to the neonatal brain Provides practical advice on running an experiment Includes discussion of applications in psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, and basic neuroscience Full color throughout

ACQUISITION PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING AND ATROPHY MRI IN THE INJURED PEDIATRIC SPINAL CORD

ACQUISITION  PROCESSING  AND ANALYSIS OF DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING AND ATROPHY MRI IN THE INJURED PEDIATRIC SPINAL CORD
Author: Devon Middleton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1280138939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ACQUISITION PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING AND ATROPHY MRI IN THE INJURED PEDIATRIC SPINAL CORD Book Review:

Spinal cord injury has the potential to be debilitating, particularly in the pediatric population. Identification of the exact injury level can be difficult from conventional structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and younger children often have difficulty in participating in the clinical examinations that define neurologic damage. Because of limitations of existing clinical examinations and conventional imaging, more advanced quantitative imaging techniques are important for improvement in diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of spinal cord injury. A quantitative characterization of the full spinal cord injury from both a functional and structural perspective has not been performed in pediatric subjects and has potential to provide important diagnostic and prognostic information. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) gives a non-invasive quantification of water diffusion in the spinal cord and can provide insight into white matter integrity, while high resolution volumetric imaging can determine cord cross sectional area reflecting atrophy occurring post injury. Multiple challenges exist in analysis of pediatric spinal cord data, including physiological motion, low signal-to-noise, thermal noise and image artifact, and cumbersome measurements of cord morphology. In this work, a complete pipeline for the acquisition and analysis of both functional DTI data and high resolution structural data is designed, tested, and implemented including MR image acquisition, motion correction, diffusion tensor estimation, region of interest analysis, and semi-automated cord cross sectional area measurement. Data for both healthy subjects and subjects with spinal cord injury is collected and significant correlations are shown between DTI and cord morphology metrics. This characterization of the injured spinal cord using both structural and functional data has the potential to offer important new information for examination of spinal cord injury.

Imaging of Neuromuscular Diseases

Imaging of Neuromuscular Diseases
Author: Massimiliano Filosto,Anna Pichiecchio,Jordi Diaz-Manera,Francesco Santini
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN 10: 2889741109
ISBN 13: 9782889741106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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