In DTI, the scalar elements of this diffusion tensor matrix may be calculated on a voxel-by-voxel basis from data obtained by performing multiple DWI sequences, applying the diffusion-weighted gradient along ≥6 noncollinear directions, with an additional, non-diffusion-weighted ( b = 0) sequence. The elements along the diagonal of the diffusion tensor matrix correspond to the directional ADC. DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography uses diffusion tensor data and allows 3D visualization of specific white matter tracts. For example, one can determine the location of the corticospinal tract or the thalamocortical tract with the help of DTI Tractography. Pre-operative planning with combination of tractography and functional MRI. Brain tumor differentiation. By combining ADC and. Diffusion tensor imaging tractography, or DTI tractography, is an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technique that measures the rate of water diffusion between cells to understand and create a map of the body's internal structures; it is most commonly used to provide imaging of the brain syngo DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography syngo DTI Tractography uses diffusion tensor data and allows 3D visualization of specific white matter tracts. For example, one can determine the location of the corticospinal tract or the thalamocortical tract with the help of syngo DTI Tractography. Clinical Applications . Pre-operative planning with combination of tractography and functional.
Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI, also known as DTI) measures the diffusion properties of water molecules in tissues and to date is one of the main techniques that can effectively study the microstructures of the brain in vivo. Presently, evaluation of DTI registration techniques is still in an initial stage of development. Methods and results. In this paper, six well-known. A special kind of DWI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been used extensively to map white matter tractography in the brain. Introduction. In diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), the intensity of each image element reflects the best estimate of the rate of water diffusion at that location. Because the mobility of water is driven by thermal agitation and highly dependent on its cellular.
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) infers the trajectory and location of large white matter tracts by measuring the anisotropic diffusion of water. DTI data may then be analyzed and presented as tractography for visualization of the tracts in 3 dimensions. Despite the important information contained in tractography images, usefulness for neurosurgical planning has been limited by the inability to. Consequently, it is possible to map the structure & integrity of major water matter tracts in 3 dimensions, using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI Tractography). Mapping the structure of white matter tracts, effectively the brain's wiring, in vivo, allows us to understand how different brain regions are connected & how diseases such as stroke, intracranial tumours and schizophrenia affect white. The tensor model of diffusion consists of a 3 × 3 matrix derived from diffusivity measurements in at least six noncollinear directions. The tensor matrix is diagonally symmetric (Dij = Dji) with six degrees of freedom (ie, only six of the tensor matrix's nine entries are independent and so the matrix is fully determined by these six parameters), such that a minimum of six diffusion-encoded. The aim of this study is to assess the utility and effectiveness of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) of the entire pediatric cervical and thoracic spinal cord toward discrimination of typically developing (TD) controls and subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI). A total of 43 pediatric subjects, including 23 TD subjects ranging in age from 6 to 16 years.
Kamali, A., Zhang, C.C., Riascos, R.F. et al. Diffusion tensor tractography of the mammillothalamic tract in the human brain using a high spatial resolution DTI technique. Sci Rep 8, 5229 (2018. This article outlined the DTI protocol used at our institution, discussed the preferred locations of ROIs, addressed the optimal tractography parameters, and detailed the anatomy and function of the major white matter tracts. Learning Objectives: 1) To describe the general physics principles behind DTI; 2) describe the proper locations for ROI placement when performing tractography of the. Tractography-based studies using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have reported a strong correlation between human corticostriatal connections and anatomical data from tracing studies in nonhuman primates (Figure 6), in line with the parallel circuit model. Tractography studies showed that each striatal compartment has specific connections with the cortex, and particularly the frontal lobes. The. . For example, one can determine the location of the corticospinal.
Diffusion tensor tractography is a technique using the diffusion tensor-MRI data to trace the compact white matter pathways noninvasively (Mori S, van Zijl 2002). Diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) allows the delineation of the location and course of the neuronal fiber tract and to elucidate its trajectory. This technique may provide information about anatomical connectivity between distant. Farquharson et al. White matter fiber tractography: why we need to move beyond DTI. J. Neurosurg. 2013, 118: 1367-1377. Golby et al. Interactive diffusion tensor tractography visualization for neurosurgical planning. Neurosurgery 2011, 68: 496-505 Introduction. Diffusion-tensor magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (DTI) and fiber tractography (FT) are new methods that can demonstrate the orientation and integrity of white matter fibers in vivo (, 1-, 5); however, their clinical application is still under investigation.Previous studies include an evaluation of axonal damage caused by a chronic infarct or motor neuron disease (, 6), a direct. . If we apply diffusion gradients in at least 6 non-collinear directions, it is possible to calculate, for each pixel, a diffusion tensor (i.e. a 3*3 matrix) that describes this diffusion anisotropy Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MRI technique that uses anisotropic diffusion to estimate the axonal (white matter) organisation of the brain. Fibre tractography (FT) is a 3D reconstruction technique to assess neural tracts using data collected by diffusion tensor imaging. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is based on the measurement of thermal Brownian motion of water molecules
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) fiber tractography has been used to evaluate white matter development in the fetal brain; however, longitudinal studies of DTI fiber tractography to assess white matter development in the third trimester are lacking The authors have shown this connection by means of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography. Although interesting and supported by previous findings in animals, their findings are dependent on imaging methodology that produces beautiful pictures but has substantial technical limitations
Superfast Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fiber Tractography Using Deep Learning. arXiv. Highlights. Authors present a deep learning method to obtain diffusion quantitative maps and fiber tractography using a reduced set of gradient encoding directions. Introduction. Diffusion measures usually require a number of diffusion encoding gradient directions of around 30 to provide diagnostic quality. Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DTI) allows to decode the mobility of water molecules in cerebral tissue, which is highly directional along myelinated fibers. By integrating the direction of highest water diffusion through the tissue, DTI Tractography enables a non-invasive dissection of brain fiber bundles. As such, this technique is a unique probe for in vivo characterization of. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that probes the diffusion phenomenon of water molecules at the microscopic level
diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is associated with restrictions in the resolution of crossing or kissing fibers and in the vicinity of tumor or edema. Tractography based on high- angular-resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) is capable of overcoming this restriction DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING (DTI) is an evolving technique to analyze the long tracts of the spinal cord with proven results in brain imaging (1,2)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography reconstruction of white matter pathways can help guide brain tumor resection. However, DTI tracts are complex mathematical objects and the validity of tractography- derived information in clinical settings has yet to be fully established copy),7-11 diffusion tensor imaging (DTI),12-19 diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), 20 or combinations thereof. 21,22 However, systematic evaluation of their concordance in th Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) Diffusion tensor MR imaging tractography of the pyramidal tracts correlates with clinical motor function in children with congenital hemiparesis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007; 28:1796-1802. Crossref Medline Google Scholar; 9. Ludeman NA, Berman JI, Wu YW, Jeremy RJ, Kornak J, Bartha AI, et al.. Diffusion tensor imaging of the pyramidal tracts in infants with.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique which measures diffusion properties of water molecules in tissue to gained neural bundle images, which cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities [ Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) evaluates the structural integrity of brain tissue by measuring water diffusion and provides information on the directionality and magnitude of diffusion motion. DTI can be used to assess the effects of seizures on the brain parenchyma and DTI-based tractography (TG) can visualize white matter tract Diffusion tensor tractography is increasingly used to examine structural connectivity in the brain in various conditions, but its test-retest reliability is understudied. The main purposes of this study were to evaluate 1) the reliability of quantitative measurements of diffusion tensor tractography and 2) the effect on reliability of the number of gradient sampling directions and scan. The majority of white matter fiber tractography software packages currently available to clinicians rely on a fundamentally flawed framework to generate fiber orientations from diffusion-weighted data, namely diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). This work provides the first extensive and systematic exploration of the practical limitations of DTI-based tractography and investigates whether the. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) comprises a group of techniques where calculated eigenvalues (λ 1, λ 2, and λ 3) and eigenvectors (ε 1, ε 2, and ε 3) are used to create images reflecting various diffusion properties of a tissue. Regular diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging produces images based on only the sum or average of the eigenvalues
Key words ：diffusion tensor imaging（DTI）, fractional anisotropy, fiber tracking, tract-based spatial statistics（TBSS） 193-198. の情報をもとにして隣接するピクセル同士に連続 性があるか否かを検討することで，巨視的な神経 線維の走行を同定する手法が開発されており，こ れをfiber trackingやtractographyと呼ぶ。一般 的. Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) is a non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) technique that measures WM tissue integrity and tractography (fiber tracking) used to investigate the preferential directionality of diffusion The DTI model does not (or not able to) specify restricted diffusion contributed by axonal myelination. The consequence is that FA, AD, MD will reflect a portfolio of biological changes including edema, inflammation, or just a superimposing crossing fiber (see Yeh F-C et al. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80713.2013). Using DTI metrics will results in a large variation due to the complexity of the real.
By contrast, recently developed diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), derived from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), enables threedimensional reconstruction and estimation of the CST and CRP.. Three-Dimensional High-Resolution Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tractography of the Developing Rabbit Brain - Abstract - Developmental Neuroscience 2008, Vol. 30, No. 4 - Karger Publishers Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is sensitive to structural ordering in brain tissue particularly in the white matter tracts Standard DTI diffusion tensor anisotropy tractography Heterogeneous voxel DWI (State-of-the-art) DWI-ESP anisotropy tractography DWI pre-processing distortion correction image registration. By the time we get to standard Diffusion Tensor Imaging, it will seem obvious,... an assemblage of parts you already know Course Logic. Our ultimate goal, however, is to learn DWI-ESP Course Logic A new. To prospectively determine the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with fibre tractography as a tool for the three-dimensional (3D) visualisation of normal pelvic floor anatomy Congenital anomalies of the central nervous system (CNS) often demonstrate aberrant white matter connections, which may be better characterized with diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and fiber tractography (FT) than with conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. DTI-FT demonstrates abnormal hemispheric fiber connections in callosal agenesis or acquired disease of the corpus callosum.
MR Diffusion, DSI, DTI and Tractography. The MR Diffusion Imaging (DTI), Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Tractography web based training will focus on the applications, sequences, and parameters as well as defining these various techniques. Effective Date: 1-27-17 - HOOD05162002593515 - 1 Hour MRI Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) interpretation: Locating the corticospinal tract (CST) Diffusion tensor imaging, or DTI, is an advanced MRI technique in which the asymmetric motion of water is used to map out specific properties in the brain. One application of DTI is called tractography, or identifying the specific tracts of neurons which pass through the brain. One of the most important. Diffusion Toolkit: A Software Package for Diffusion Imaging Data Processing and Tractography R. Wang 1, T. Benner, A. G. Sorensen, and V. J. Wedeen 1Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH, Charlestown, MA, United States Introduction: There have been various existing software packages that can process diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data as well as perform fibe
The directional anisotropic information of the diffusion tensor provides a unique opportunity for estimating and modeling the trajectories of white matter tracts in the human brain noninvasively. Algorithms for mapping these connection patterns are referred to as white matter tractography Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography analysis for mapping white matter connections in patient data set 1. DTI fiber tracking is seeded from two regions of interest that are placed in the corticospinal tract (CST) bundles in each hemisphere. The fiber tracts are colored by the fractional anisotropy (FA) values of the fiber points along the fiber tract. The mean FA of the fiber tract is 0. today, fiber tractography in clinical practice was based mostly on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). DTI, as first described by Basser et al,8 is based on a set of diffusion weighted magnetic resonance images (MRIs). To obtain the diffusion properties within I voxel, a second order tensor, describing the local diffusion characteristi Diffusion imaging is an MRI modality that measures the microscopic molecular motion of water in order to investigate white matter microstructure. The modality has been used extensively in recent years to investigate the neuroanatomical basis of
employed DTI-based tractography but similar effects would be observed with high angular resolution (HARDI) tractography methods. Correction of EPI distortions, originating from susceptibility and concomitant fields effects, should become an essential step in routine processing of diffusion MRIs to be used for tractography applications Request PDF | Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fiber Tractography | Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modality which can significantly improve our understanding of. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography were performed in these patients to assess their affected cor-ticospinal tract. The corticospinal tract showed interruption with moderately impaired motor function in 2 patients. The third case had significantly weakened muscle strength on the left upper limb but an intact right corticospinal tract. Conclusion: These cases showed that the.
Diffusion Tensor Estimation: Produces a diffusion tensor image from a DW image. Diffusion Tensor Scalar Measurements: Calculates scalar invariants such as the fractional anisotropy (FA) or the linear measure (LM) from a diffusion tensor image. Resample DTI Volume: Increases or decreases the resolution of a diffusion tensor image. Tractography Diffusion-Tensor Imaging Tractography: Correlation with Processing Speed in Aging Stephen Correia 1, Stephanie Y. Lee 2, Song Zhang , Stephen P. Salloway , Paul F. Malloy1, David H. Laidlaw2 1Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School & Butler Hospital, Providence, RI USA 2Department of Computer Science, Brown University Objective. Therefore, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) probabilis-tic tractography of white matter (WM) was performed on a DTI template gener-ated from 271 rhesus macaques. Injection sites from tracer experiments in lit-erature were chosen as seed regions from which to begin tractography. Results demonstrated the probabilistic connectivity maps obtained on the DTI template were largely consistent with. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) allows a live look into the microstructure of white matter in the brain and is an important complement to volumetric studies of specific structures such as the amygdala. DTI may be particularly informative for the study of autism because it has been speculated that white matter (the connections between neurons) defects may be even more pronounced than gray matter.
using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tractography using fibre assignment by continuous tracking (FACT) to study the fibres of the CST and the posterior thalamic radiation (PTR), a non- motor tract. Outcome: Fibre tractography was successfully performed in all normal volunteers and all patients except 1. The fibre bundles of the CST, but not the PTR, were significantly reduced (P <0. 03/18/10 Why'n'how | Diffusion model fitting and tractography 8/18 How high b-value? •Increasing the b-value leads to: +Increased contrast b/w areas of higher and lower diffusivity -Decreased signal-to-noise ratio ⇒ Less reliable estimation of diffusion measures •DTI: b ~ 1000 sec/mm2 •DSI: b ~ 10,000 sec/mm
Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents (Wilde EA et al 2008) DTI tractography of the corpus callosum was performed in ten adolescents with MTBI one to six days post injury with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, negative CT. The MTBI group demonstrated decreased FA and decreased diffusion coefficient and radial. MRI Diffusion DSI, DTI & Tractography Numaris X VILT The MRI Diffusion DSI, DTI & Tractography Instructor Led (VILT) course reviews MR Diffusion, Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI), syngo ZOOMit, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and Tractography terminology, applications, pulse sequences, parameter cards on a Siemens MAGNETOM® MR system Yoshino M, Kin T, Ito A, et al. Combined use of diffusion tensor tractography and multifused contrast-enhanced FIESTA for predicting facial and cochlear nerve positions in relation to vestibular schwannoma. J Neurosurg. 2015; 123(6): 1480-1488
diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging as a predictor of cell density and proliferation activity of glioblastomas. Surg Neurol. 2005; 63(1): 56-61. 4. Field Aaron, Alexander Andrew. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in cerebral tumor diagnosis and therapy. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 oct; 15 (5): 315-24. 5. Huang H, Zhang J, van Zijl PC, Mori S. Analysis of noise effects on DTI-based tractography. Diffusion MRI, DTI, Fiber Tracking, Diffusion Tensor Calculation, Fiber Visualization. 4.5. 2 Ratings. 6 Downloads . Updated 11 Oct 2012. View License × License. Follow; Download. Overview; Functions; Including diffusion tensor data calculation, fiber tractography and fiber tracts visualization Function. [DiffusionTensorCalculation.m] will calculate the diffusion tensor, fractional anisotropy. DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography uses diffusion tensor data and allows 3D visualization of specific white matter tracts. For example, one can determine the location of the corticospinal tract or the thalamocortical tract with the help of Dti Tractography. Siemens Healthcare Global. Diffusion Tensor Imaging And Fiber Tractography. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MRI technique.
Evaluations of diffusion tensor image registration based on fiber tractography Yi Wang 1, Yu Shen 1, Dongyang Liu1, Guoqin Li1, Zhe Guo1, Yangyu Fan 1 and Yilong Niu2* Background Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI, also known as DTI)  is a magnetic resonance imaging technique. DTI measures the diffusion properties of water molecules in tissue and creates images showing. These Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) methods measure water diffusion throughout the brain. These measurements provide an aggregate measure of the microscopic structure of living brain tissue that has sparked the development of statistical algorithms to compare the local diffusion properties in different brains, such as those of healthy and diseased groups. Further, a number of labs have. 14 MR diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) is an emerging non-invasive method that can 15 improve tissue characterization. Another recent advance is in addition the use of MR-16 DTI and fiber tractography, that allow one to obtain the fibers direction in a 3D-image 17 (10), like the muscle fibers of the uterus. MR-DTI and fiber tractography are. Tractography, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, MRI, Pediatrics, Brain, Cost Analysis, Functional 1. Introduction Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is currently the most sensitive MR-technique utilized to assess white matter in-tegrity . DTI is based on a mathematical description (the tensor) of the 3D shape of the water diffusion occur- C. Hancock et al. 261 ring in a fibrillary organized tissue (e.g.
ty of DTI and fiber tractography for imag-ing of peripheral nerve structures such as cervical nerve roots; the median and ulnar nerves at the wrist; the peroneal and tibial nerves at the knee, calf, and ankle; and the sciatic nerve [17-23]. To our knowledge, in only three studies [17, 23, 24] have norma-tive quantitative diffusion data (i.e., ADC and FA) been collected on the median nerve. During the past few years, The Journal of Neuroscience has published more than 30 articles that describe investigations that used Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and related techniques as a primary observation method. This illustrates a growing interest in DTI within the basic and clinical neuroscience communities. This article summarizes DTI methodology in terms that can be immediately. Quantitative diffusion tensor tractography of the motor and sensory tract in spastic cerebral palsy children: A correlation with their clinical gross motor function Poster No.: B-441 Congress: ECR 2010 Type: Scientific Paper Topic: Pediatric Authors: S. Yoshida, K. Hayakawa, T. Kanda, Y. Yamori, N. Yoshida, H. Hirota, S. Okano, H. Matsushita; Kyoto/JP Keywords: diffusion tensor imaging (DTI. Previous reports have focused on using separately acquired tractography images and fusing them with stereotactic treatment images in order to analyze dosimetry to critical fiber tracts and improve treatment planning. 11,12,13 This process has also been recently reported using other radiosurgical platforms. 5,16 The use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been reported to reduce the risk of. Information on Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) basics, tractography, analysis, visualization tools, lectures and tutorials. - A diffusion tensor tractography atlas by Catani & De Schotten (2008) - More online atlases by JHU 4. Make scalars and check quality. As a next step we will make diffusion maps (FA, MD, AD, RD) of each individual in template space. These diffusion maps are also known.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and tractography for assessment of renal allograft dysfunction K. Hueper1, M. Gutberlet1, D. Hartung1, F. Lehner2, W. Gwinner3, X. Ding4, and M. Galanski5 1Radiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 2General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery, Hannover Medical School, 3Nephrology, Hannover Medical School, 4Neuroradiology, Hannover Medical School. MRI method, diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI), processes the diffusion information in a tensor model, which describes the magnitude, degree and orientation of diffusion anisotropy, and estimates the white matter connectivity in a 3D model termed MR tractography [2-11]. In this . 156 Imaging Med. (2009) 1(2) future science group REVIEW Bulakbaşı article, the basic physics, methodology. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) uses water diffusion to visualize structures in the brain and nervous system. Tractography is performed using DTI and computer post-processing to track the fiber bundles which exist in the brain and spinal cord and visualize them as two and three dimensional images. Both techniques allow radiologists to detect abnormalities, in this case, cervical spine disc. Diffusion tensor tractography (DTT)-based quantification may have advantages over ROI-based DTI analysis. 17 In DTT, the whole length of WM structures of interest can be 3-dimensionally reconstructed through fiber propagation algorithms, and associated fiber measurements can be obtained. A DTT-based quantification has been applied in group analyses in adult 18 and pediatric patients with. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MR imaging technique that can be used to characterize the directional properties of the diffusion of water molecules 7. Application of this technique to the human brain can provide unique in vivo visualization of white matter architecture 8. DTI fiber tractography(DTI-FT) is a mathematical technique to reconstruct white matter tract representations in three.
Marchiafava-Bignami disease (MBD) and diffusion tensor image (DTI) tractography. Priscilla Chukwueke, Anne Kleiman, Leszek Pisinski. Neuro-Oncology; Research output: Contribution to journal › Article. Overview; Fingerprint; Abstract. Marchiafava-Bignami Disease (MBD) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) disease characterized by demyelination of the corpus callosum. It is mostly found in. ﬁber tractography exists (Farquharson et al., 2013; Jones, 2008; Tournier et al., 2011). The most widely-used approach to model white matter diffusion anisotropy is currently diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) (Basser et al., 1994). Brieﬂy, DTI analysis provides voxelwise estimates of ﬁber orientation, by generating a single tensor model that.
Diffusion MR, tractography, robust tensor fitting, cardiac pulsation. Introduction . Diffusion MR tractography using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a relatively new technique which provides the opportunity to explore brain microstructure and study connectivity between different brain regions. It is by far the onl Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI, also known as DTI) measures the diffusion properties of water molecules in tissues and to date is one of the main techniques that can effectively study the microstructures of the brain in vivo. Presently, evaluation of DTI registration techniques is still in an initial stage of development. In this paper, six well-known open source DTI. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of skeletal muscle coupled with tractography has been used successfully to visualize muscle fiber structure . Restricted diffusion in the tissue allows for muscle fibers to be tracked using the first eigenvector of the diffusion tensor. Various deterministic methods of tractography have been proposed and implemented for tracking axons in the brain [2,3,4,5. Keywords Diffusion Tensor phy, STT, TEND I INTRODUCTION Diffusion TensorImaging (DTI) (or Diffusion Ten-sor MRI) is an extension of MRIthat quantifies water diffusion in living tissues , ,  and . DTI, like MRI,is anon-invasive method  which can be performed safely andrepeatedly in vivo. Animportant application of DTI is the abilit * Catani and de Schotten: A diffusion tensor imaging tractography atlas for virtual in vivo dissections, 2008; 2. How to delineate the Uncinate Fasciculus (UNC) - The delineation of the UNC is contingent on finding the correct coronal slice, specifically the most posterior coronal slice that shows clear separation of the frontal and temporal lobes bilaterally. An example is shown in the image.