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Applications of Whole Brain Tractography and Implications for Clinical Practice



Abstract

The complicated nature of neurological diseases–and the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment for patient quality of life–have made the need for more advanced imaging techniques more urgent than ever. Automated whole brain tractography promises to increase the knowledge that neurologists have of a variety of disease processes, including schizophrenia, age-related changes to white matter, brain tumors, and epilepsy.



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Review article
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Applications of Whole Brain Tractography and Implications for Clinical Practice


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Brian W. Wu Corresponding Author

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Stephanie Barr

Division of Children with Special Needs, Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center


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Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: Brian Wu declare(s) Advisory Board from VisualDx. Advisory Board. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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Applications of Whole Brain Tractography and Implications for Clinical Practice

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  • Author Information
    Brian W. Wu Corresponding Author

    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

    Stephanie Barr

    Division of Children with Special Needs, Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: Brian Wu declare(s) Advisory Board from VisualDx. Advisory Board. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Article Information

    Published: October 05, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1753

    Cite this article as:

    Wu B W, Barr S (October 05, 2017) Applications of Whole Brain Tractography and Implications for Clinical Practice. Cureus 9(10): e1753. doi:10.7759/cureus.1753

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 02, 2017
    Peer review began: August 25, 2017
    Peer review concluded: September 26, 2017
    Published: October 05, 2017

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    © Copyright 2017
    Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The complicated nature of neurological diseases–and the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment for patient quality of life–have made the need for more advanced imaging techniques more urgent than ever. Automated whole brain tractography promises to increase the knowledge that neurologists have of a variety of disease processes, including schizophrenia, age-related changes to white matter, brain tumors, and epilepsy.



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Brian W. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

For correspondence:
brianwlwu@gmail.com

Stephanie Barr

Division of Children with Special Needs, Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Brian W. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

For correspondence:
brianwlwu@gmail.com

Stephanie Barr

Division of Children with Special Needs, Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center