DTI in children is influenced by pre-processing and tract selection

This study compares fractional anisotropy (FA) values derived with DTI analysis approaches, as well as FA values and number of tracts with the clinical motor outcome quantified by the functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM). The authors concluded that atlas-based and combined approach offer the best predictive accuracy for motor outcome, although both atlas-based and streamline tractography approaches provide significant predictors of clinical outcome.

Article: Comparison of DTI analysis methods for clinical research: influence of pre-processing and tract selection methods

Authors: Volker Ressel, Hubertus J. A. van Hedel, Ianina Scheer and Ruth O’Gorman Tuura