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Diffusion tensor imaging of the brain: review of clinical applications

Neuroradiology. 2004 May;46(5):339-50. Epub 2004 Apr 21
Sundgren PC, Dong Q, Gomez-Hassan D, Mukherji SK, Maly P, Welsh R.
Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, MI 48109-0030, Ann Arbor, USA

We review the theoretical background to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and some of its commoner clinical applications, such as cerebral ischemia, brain maturation and traumatic brain injury.

We also review its potential use in diseases such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease.

The value of DTI in the investigation of brain tumors and metabolic disorders is assessed.