DTI of trabecular bone marrow

Cristina Rossi, Silvia Capuani, Fabrizio Fasano, Marcella Alesiani, Bruno Maraviglia

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The development of NMR diffusion imaging and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has offered the possibility of studying the porous structures beyond anatomical imaging. In fact, random molecular motions, within tissue components, probe tissue microstructures. Up to now, the DTI method was mainly used to investigate cerebral morphology and study white matter diseases. In this study, it has been applied to trabecular bone marrow analysis to obtain structural information on spongy bone tissue. Our first results show that DTI could represent an important tool in studying the microstructural architecture of the trabecular bone as well as the microarchitecture of porous media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Anisotropic diffusion
  • DTI
  • DWI
  • Restricted diffusion
  • Trabecular bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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