Toshiaki Taoka1, Toshiaki Akashi1, Toshiteru Miyasaka1, Hiroyuki Nakagawa1, Kaoru Myochin1, Satoru Iwasaki2, Kimihiko Kichikawa1
1Radiology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan; 2Radiology, Higashiosaka City General Hospital, Japan
Tract based analysis of white matter tract is a useful method to analyze pathological change in selected tract and fractional anisotropy (FA) threshold is set when drawing tractography and has influence in drawn tractography. This FA threshold had influence for measured value of FA and ADC along the tract. For tract based analysis of degenerative disease, appropriate selection of FA threshold to draw tractography is important for effective and meaningful evaluation. In the case with analysis of uncinate fasciculus in AD, FA threshold of 0.15 and 0.2 showed better discrimination among different severity of AD both for FA and ADC.