Fiber crossing in human brain depicted with diffusion tensor MR imaging

Radiology. 2000 Dec;217(3):897-903. doi: 10.1148/radiology.217.3.r00nv43897.


Human white matter fiber crossings were investigated with use of the full eigenstructure of the magnetic resonance diffusion tensor. Intravoxel fiber dispersions were characterized by the plane spanned by the major and medium eigenvectors and depicted with three-dimensional graphics. This method improves the analysis of fiber orientations, beyond the principal fiber directions, to a broader range of complex fiber architectures.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Corpus Callosum / anatomy & histology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Pons / anatomy & histology