Diffusion MRI visualization

Thomas Schultz, Anna Vilanova*

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Modern diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) acquires intricate volume datasets and biological meaning can only be found in the relationship between its different measurements. Suitable strategies for visualizing these complicated data have been key to interpretation by physicians and neuroscientists, for drawing conclusions on brain connectivity and for quality control. This article provides an overview of visualization solutions that have been proposed to date, ranging from basic grayscale and color encodings to glyph representations and renderings of fiber tractography. A particular focus is on ongoing and possible future developments in dMRI visualization, including comparative, uncertainty, interactive and dense visualizations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3902
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalNMR in Biomedicine
Volume32 (2019)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Diffusion MRI
  • Diffusion tensor
  • Tractography
  • Visualization


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