May 2014

Introduction

Advanced Diffusion Imaging

Jason Allen

Jason Allen

It has been apparent since the time of the early neuroanatomists that the white matter of the CNS was organized in predictable bundles. With the advent of neuroimaging, in particular, MRI, a number of these white matter tracts could be identified. However, the complexity of several of these tracts, particularly their branching and intersecting … more »

Head & Neck

Non-Gaussian Analysis of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Feasibility Study

Jacobus F. A. Jansen

Jacobus F.A. Jansen

Notwithstanding recent advances in surgical and oncologic treatments, the overall survival rate of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has unfortunately not improved considerably over recent years. A priori predictors of outcome are desperately needed to advance patient care; for example non-invasive imaging markers might have a … more »

Pediatrics

Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging of the Developing Brain

Amir Paydar

Amir Paydar

Human embryology and development is indeed one of the most (if not the most) fascinating subjects in the field of biological sciences. Nevertheless, our scientific community still faces challenges in trying to understand the concepts that define the underlying mechanisms of embryology and tissue development. After all, it is a very complex subject … more »

Brain

High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging Probabilistic Tractography of the Auditory Radiation

Jeffrey Berman

Jeffrey Berman

The auditory radiation is the gateway to the brain for sound sensation. However this functionally important tract is not easily delineated with traditional DTI tractography. Other sensory input pathways such as the somatosensory and optic radiations have been extensively studied with traditional DTI because they comprise relatively simple single-fiber architectures. The auditory radiation … more »