Diffusion kurtosis imaging

Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is an advanced neuroimaging modality which is an extension of diffusion tensor imaging by estimating the kurtosis of water diffusion probability distribution function . It provides high order diffusion of water distribution  and analyses as well as quantifies the diffusion restriction . The kurtosis is general , dimensionless statistic for quantifying non-guassianity of any distribution . It also provides the biochemical environment of a neuronal tissue .

Clinical uses

  • imaging of stroke
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rID: 27405
Section: Physics
Tags: kurtosis, dki
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI)

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