An introduction to diffusion tensor image analysis

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;22(2):185-96, viii. doi: 10.1016/


Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) is a relatively new technology that is popular for imaging the white matter of the brain. This article provides a basic and broad overview of DTI to enable the reader to develop an intuitive understanding of these types of data, and an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anisotropy
  • Axons / physiology
  • Brain Mapping / methods
  • Color
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging / history
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging / methods*
  • False Negative Reactions
  • False Positive Reactions
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / history
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Neural Pathways