Eizou Umezawa1, Yoshifumi Kuwayama2, Akihito Yamamoto2, Hikaru Masumoto2, Takashi Fukuba2, Masao Ohashi2, Keiko Terada2, Toshiaki Mori2, Yutaka Kinomura2, Kojiro Yamaguchi1, Masayuki Yamada1, Hirofumi Anno1, Kazuhiro Katada3
1School of Health Sciences, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; 2Radiological Division, Fujita Health University Hospital, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; 3Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
Multi-Shelled QBI (MS-QBI) gives a new orientation distribution function based on the moment of the probability density function. We perform the fiber tracking of human brain based on MS-QBI and confirm the practicability of the method. We implement a simple procedure for streamline fiber trackings of pathways that encounter crossings. The pyramidal tract (PT) can be traced beyond the crossing with the superior longitudinal fasciculus by MS-QBI. The distinction between PT and the corpus callosum in the corona radiata is still difficult.