Enhanced Visualization of Diffusion Tensor Data for Neurosurgery [chapter]

Frank Enders, Dorit Merhof, Peter Hastreiter, Marc Stamminger, Christopher Nimsky
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Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a recent magnetic resonance (MR) technique that provides comprehensive information about water diffusivity. Since diffusivity correlates with tissue structure at the microscopic level DTI reveals fibrous structures such as white matter (WM) pathways in the field of neurosurgery. WM tracts are thereby of major interest and the ability to distinguish between different WM patterns is subject of growing research. Different approaches for examining the data such as
more » ... treamline tracking or direct volume rendering have been developed. In this work an integrated method for visualizing this kind of data is presented utilizing glyph-based and streamline visualization in combination with anatomical MR data to obtain a maximum of information.
doi:10.1007/3-540-26431-0_56 dblp:conf/bildmed/EndersMHSN05 fatcat:u55cndbbzbg4lk3cugwpsvmtl4