ODF reconstruction in Q-ball imaging with solid angle consideration

Iman Aganj, Christophe Lenglet, Guillermo Sapiro

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Abstract

Q-ball imaging (QBI) is a high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) technique which has been proven very successful in resolving multiple intravoxel fiber orientations in MR images. The standard computation of the orientation distribution function (ODF, the probability of diffusion in a given direction) from q-ball uses linear radial projection, neglecting the change in the volume element along the ray, thereby resulting in distributions different from the true ODFs. For instance, they are not normalized or as sharp as expected, and generally require post-processing, such as sharpening or spherical deconvolution. In this paper, we consider the mathematically correct definition of the ODF and derive a closed-form expression for it in QBI. The derived ODF is dimensionless and normalized, and can be efficiently computed from q-ball acquisition protocols. We describe our proposed method and demonstrate its significantly improved performance on artificial data and real HARDI volumes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009
Pages1398-1401
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 1 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period6/28/097/1/09

Keywords

  • High angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Orientation distribution function (ODF)
  • Qball imaging (QBI)
  • Solid angle

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