Table of Contents

Foreword

References

Contributors

Section I: Introduction to Diffusion MRI

Chapter 1. Introduction to Diffusion MR

Abstracts

Acknowledgments

1.1 What is Diffusion?

1.2 Magnetic Resonance and Diffusion

1.3 Diffusion in Neural Tissue

1.4 Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter 2. Pulse Sequences for Diffusion-Weighted MRI

Abstracts

2.1 MRI Pulse Sequence Primer

2.2 Adding Diffusion Weighting to a Pulse Sequence

2.3 Bulk Motion Sensitivity

2.4 Single-Shot Echo Planar Imaging Methods

2.5 Parameter Optimization

2.6 Other DWI Pulse Sequences

References

Chapter 3. Diffusion Acquisition: Pushing the Boundaries

Abstracts

Acknowledgments

3.1 The Modular Nature of Diffusion Sequences

3.2 Improving Image Quality

3.3 Improving Diffusion Contrast

3.4 Conclusions

References

Chapter 4. Geometric Distortions in Diffusion MRI

Abstract

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Echo Planar Imaging

4.3 Where Does the Off-Resonance Field Come From?

4.4 Modified Imaging Techniques that Yield Less-Distorted Images

4.5 Imaging Techniques that Acquire Information about the Off-Resonance Field

4.6 Image Registration-Based Methods for Correcting Distortions

4.7 Recent Work at the FMRIB

References

Chapter 5. Gaussian Modeling of the Diffusion Signal

Abstracts

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Diffusion Basics

5.3 Basic Modeling and Quantification

5.4 Data Acquisition Strategies

5.5 Artifacts

5.6 What is a Model?

References

Chapter 6. Multiple Fibers: Beyond the Diffusion Tensor

Abstract

Acknowledgments

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Multiple Fibers: What’s All the Fuss About?

6.3 Model-Based Approaches

6.4 N

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123964601
Electronic ISBN:
9780124055094