The theory that brain fiber pathways cross in sheet-like structures has been a topic of debate. This theory is mainly supported by qualitative findings using diffusion MRI tractography, and a comprehensive quantitative analysis is necessary. To this end, an approach was developed to quantify the degree of “sheetness” based on constructing a large amount of loops with tractography. This approach, however, is computationally expensive, cannot cope well with missing peaks, and is only an approximation when the loops are not infinitesimally small. Here we present an alternative, fast, robust, and elegant approach for the computation of the degree of sheetness.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||24th ISMRM Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 7-13, 2016, Singapore - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 7 May 2016 → 13 May 2016
|Conference||24th ISMRM Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 7-13, 2016, Singapore|
|Period||7/05/16 → 13/05/16|