Researchers used two sets of human data to assess the performance of this method; one was from a healthy volunteer and the other from a patient with low-grade glioma. Results verified that this method was superior to the single-tensor Fiber Assignment by Continuous Tracking and the two-tensor eXtended Streamline Tractography for showing detailed images of fiber bundles.
A recent study published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 16, 2013) proposed this new method of reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size fiber tracking. This new directional strategy was defined to select one optimal tracking orientation from each directional set, which was based on the single-tensor model and the two-tensor model.
Article: ” Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size” by Xufeng Yao1, 2, Manning Wang2, Xinrong Chen2, Shengdong Nie1, Zhexu Li1, Xiaoping Xu1, Xuelong Zhang1, Zhijian Song2 (1 Shanghai Medical Instrument College, School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200091, China; 2 Digital Medical Research Center, Shanghai Medical School, Fudan University/The Key Laboratory of MICCAI of Shanghai, Shanghai 200032, China)
Yao XF, Wang MN, Chen XR, Nie SD, Li ZX, Xu XP, Zhang XL, Song ZJ. Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size. Neural Regen Res. 2013;8(16):1481-1490.
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