University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Diffusion-tensor imaging of small nerve bundles: cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, distal spinal cord, and lumbar nerve roots--clinical applications

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

8-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Cranial Nerve Diseases; *Diffusion Tensor Imaging; Humans; Image Enhancement; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Nervous System Diseases; Peripheral Nervous System Diseases; Spinal Cord Diseases

Disciplines

Radiology

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review recent advances in diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the cranial and peripheral nerves.

CONCLUSION: Advances in MR data acquisition and postprocessing methods are permitting high-resolution DTI of the cranial and peripheral nerves in the clinical setting. DTI offers information beyond routine clinical MRI, and DTI findings have implications for the diagnosis and treatment of nerve disease.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Aug;201(2):W326-35. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9230. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

23883249