Differential information content in staggered multiple shell hardi measured by the tensor distribution function

Liang Zhan, Alex D. Leow, Iman Aganj, Christophe Lenglet, Guillermo Sapiro, Essa Yacoub, Noam Harel, Arthur W. Toga, Paul M. Thompson

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Abstract

Diffusion tensor imaging has accelerated the study of brain connectivity, but single-tensor diffusion models are too simplistic to model fiber crossing and mixing. Hybrid diffusion imaging (HYDI) samples the radial and angular structure of local diffusion on multiple spherical shells in q-space, combining the high SNR and CNR achievable at low and high b-values, respectively. We acquired and analyzed human multi-shell HARDI at ultra-high field-strength (7 Tesla; b=1000, 2000, 3000 s/mm2). In experiments with the tensor distribution function (TDF), the b-value affected the intrinsic uncertainty for estimating component fiber orientations and their diffusion eigenvalues. We computed orientation density functions by least-squares fitting in multiple HARDI shells simultaneously. Within the range examined, higher b-values gave improved orientation estimates but poorer eigenvalue estimates; lower b-values showed opposite strengths and weaknesses. Combining these strengths, multiple-shell HARDI, especially with staggered angular sampling, outperformed single-shell scanning protocols, even when overall scanning time was held constant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Pages305-309
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2011
Event2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2011Apr 2 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Other

Other2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/30/114/2/11

Keywords

  • Entropy
  • HARDI
  • ODF
  • TDF
  • multi-shell

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