Improved spherical deconvolution to solve fiber crossing in diffusion-weighted MR Imaging

Benedetta Toselli, Cristina Franchin, Paola Scifo, Giovanna Rizzo

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Abstract

An improved spherical deconvolution algorithm to solve fiber crossing in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging is here presented. The introduction of a regularization parameter on the reconstruction of the fibers directions allows to consider the deconvolution as a constrained least squares problem and enforces the normalization of the reconstructed directions. Moreover a new automatic stopping criterion is implemented which allows to push the algorithm to convergence. These modifications improve significantly the performance of the algorithm, decreasing the resolution limit and reconstructing better profiles of the fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages406-409
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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