Diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion tensor tractography

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The purpose of this work was to present the advanced imaging tools using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) for yielding structural and functional information about white matter (WM) pathways in the brain. A brief review of the basic principles underlying DTI and examples of clinical  applications  of  DTI  and  DTT  in  neurosurgery  for patients with brain tumors is presented. Knowledge of DTT patterns, when a cerebral neoplasms involves the WM tracts, becomes critically important when neurosurgeons use DTI in evaluation of the topography of WM and tumor for planning tumor resection.


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Igor N. Pronin

Burdenko Neurosurgical Center

Author for correspondence.
Email: pronin@nsi.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4480-0275

D. Sci. (Med.), Professor, Full member of RAS, Head, Radiology department, Deputy director for scientific work

Russian Federation, Moscow

L. M. Fadeeva

N.N. Burdenko Research Institute of Neurosurgery

Email: pronin@nsi.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

N. E. Zakharova

The Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute

Email: pronin@nsi.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

M. B. Dolgushin

N.N. Burdenko Research Institute of Neurosurgery

Email: pronin@nsi.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

A. E. Podoprigora

N.N. Burdenko Research Institute of Neurosurgery

Email: pronin@nsi.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

V. N. Kornienko

N.N. Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Email: pronin@nsi.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow


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