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Research progress of white matter microstructure analysis methods based on diffusion tensor imaging in visual pathway injury
WANG Haoyu  WANG Peng  XIANG Shutian 

Cite this article as: Wang HY, Wang P, Xiang ST. Research progress of white matter microstructure analysis methods based on diffusion tensor imaging in visual pathway injury[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(1): 147-150. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.034.


[Abstract] The visual pathway includes optic nerve, optic chiasma, optic tract, optic radiation and visual cortex. Conventional MRI can't detect the change of microstructure, and the ophthalmology examination also has certain subjectivity and limitations that can't detect the changes of posterior visual pathway. As an emerging technology, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can provide microstructure information and visually display white matter fiber bundles in vivo through various post-processing analysis methods combined with different parameters. It plays an important role in non-invasive exploration of neuropathological mechanisms of diseases and prognosis assessment. Recently, with the innovation of post-processing analysis methods, DTI is more and more widely used in visual pathway injury. This review introduces analysis methods of white matter fiber bundle microstructure based on DTI and its application in visual pathway injury.
[Keywords] diffusion tensor imaging;white matter;visual pathway injury;voxel-based analysis;fiber tracking;tract-based spatial statistics;Fixel-based analysis

WANG Haoyu   WANG Peng   XIANG Shutian*  

Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University (Second People's Hospital of Yunnan Province, Eye Hospital of Yunnan Province), Kunming 650000

Xiang ST, E-mail: xiangshutian@sina.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-09-23
Accepted  2021-12-21
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.034
Cite this article as: Wang HY, Wang P, Xiang ST. Research progress of white matter microstructure analysis methods based on diffusion tensor imaging in visual pathway injury[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(1): 147-150.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.034

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