MRI Atlas of Human White Matter remains the only atlas to provide detailed anatomy of human brain white matter. Knowledge of this anatomy via diffusion tensor imaging (DTI )greatly enhances our understanding of brain function and neural connectivity. These advances promise to be particularly helpful with neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's. The second edition offers an introduction to and description of the methodology, the 3D anatomy of individual tracts, and a series of color-coded orientation maps to delineate white matter anatomy in a slice-by-slice manner. Improvements over the 1st edition include: full segmentation of up to 176 regions of the brain, added definitions of gray matter to further understanding between white and gray matter structures, and the addition of standardized stereotaxic coordinates. The atlas serves as a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers and graduate students in neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery and radiology.
- Chapter 1: Brief description about diffusion tensor imaging
- Chapter 2: 3D visualization of white matter structures
- Chapter 3: 2D panels for detailed brain anatomy
- Appendix: Companion web site with images and viewing software
By Kenichi Oishi, Department of Radiology Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Baltimore, MD USA; Andreia V. Faria, Department of Radiology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD USA; Peter C M van Zijl, Department of Radiology Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Baltimore, MD USA and Susumu Mori, Department of Radiology Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Baltimore, MD USA