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Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-07-01
Accepted: 2014-10-20
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Future of the nerve fibres imaging: tractography application and development directions

M. Krakowiak, P. Słoniewski, J. Dzierżanowski, T. Szmuda
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0044
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Pubmed: 26339808
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):290-294.

open access

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-07-01
Accepted: 2014-10-20

Abstract

Tractography is a tool available in a growing number of centres, to enable planning of neurosurgical interventions. This method has some drawbacks and due to its increasing availability is causing a growing controversy over the possibility of an anatomical mapping of the nerve fibres. This article aims at summarising the application of the diffusion magnetic resonance in contemporary neurosurgery method, showing the usefulness and merits of its performance before surgical procedures, limitation of its application and recommendations for its improvement and more effective use for diagnostic purposes.

Abstract

Tractography is a tool available in a growing number of centres, to enable planning of neurosurgical interventions. This method has some drawbacks and due to its increasing availability is causing a growing controversy over the possibility of an anatomical mapping of the nerve fibres. This article aims at summarising the application of the diffusion magnetic resonance in contemporary neurosurgery method, showing the usefulness and merits of its performance before surgical procedures, limitation of its application and recommendations for its improvement and more effective use for diagnostic purposes.

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Keywords

diffusion tensor imaging, neurosurgery, nerve fibres imaging

About this article
Title

Future of the nerve fibres imaging: tractography application and development directions

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)

Pages

290-294

Published online

2015-09-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0044

Pubmed

26339808

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):290-294.

Keywords

diffusion tensor imaging
neurosurgery
nerve fibres imaging

Authors

M. Krakowiak
P. Słoniewski
J. Dzierżanowski
T. Szmuda

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