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Visualization of diffusion propagator and multiple parameter diffusion signal

Vaillancourt, Olivier, Chamberland, Maxime ORCID:, Houde, Jean-Christophe and Descoteaux, Maxime 2015. Visualization of diffusion propagator and multiple parameter diffusion signal. Hotz, I. and Schultz, T., eds. Visualization and Processing of Higher Order Descriptors for Multi-Valued Data. Mathematics and Visualization, Springer, pp. 191-212. (10.1007/978-3-319-15090-1_10)

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New advances in MRI technology allow the acquisition of high resolution diffusion-weighted datasets for multiple parameters such as multiple q-values, multiple b-values, multiple orientations and multiple diffusion times. These new and demanding acquisitions go beyond classical diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and single b-value high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) acquisitions. Recent studies show that such multiple parameter diffusion can be used to infer axonal diameter distribution and other biophysical features of the white matter, otherwise not possible. Hence, this calls for novel visualization techniques to interact with such complex high-dimensional and high-resolution datasets. To date, there are no existing visualization techniques to visualize full brain images or fields of diffusion signal profiles and diffusion propagators reconstructed from them. It is important to be able to scroll in these images beyond single voxels, just as one would navigate in a whole brain map of fractional anisotropy extracted from DTI. In this chapter, we give a review of the existing visualization techniques for the local diffusion phenomenon and propose alternative visualization techniques for fields of high-dimensional 3D diffusion profiles. We introduce: (i) a volume rendering approach and (ii) a diffusion propagator silhouette glyph as a complement to existing DTI and HARDI visualization techniques. We show that these visualization techniques allow the real-time exploration of high-dimensional multi-b-value and multi-direction data such as diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI). Our visualization technique therefore opens new perspectives for 3D diffusion MRI visualization and interaction.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-319-15089-5
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 02:29

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