Skip to content

Diffusion Tensor Imaging– what is it? New form of MRI scanning that is as yet poorly defined

2020-08-06
mri image by kalhh courtesy of pixabay.com

Read this article, “An introduction to diffusion tensor image analysis”, to get an idea of just what “diffusion tensor imaging” is, but be prepared for abstruseness. Yesterday I posted about the brain effects of COVID-19, and a paper came up that talked about changes on DTI. Unfortunately, the changes are ill-defined and the field of DTI is new and not well established.

I cited this article but reading it didn’t really clarify just what DTI is– it only made it clear that the changes one finds don’t correspond to clear pathological changes in the brain. The technique works well in squid axons, but that’s not what we’re interested in right now.

So, just to clarify, it’s just not clear.

No comments yet

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: