Martijn Froeling1,2, Dennis F. Heijtel1, Arno Lataster3, Maarten Drost3, Klaas Nicolay1, Aart J. Nederveen2, Gustav J. Stijkers1
1Biomedical NMR, Department of Biomedical Engineering,, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 3Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Diffusion tensor imaging with minimized scan time was preformed. The diffusion-weighted images were filtered using a recursive linear minimum mean-square-error estimator and field-inhomogeneity related deformations in the EPI images were corrected. This approach allows for accurate fiber tractography of human forearm muscles based on a single seeding ROI drawn in high resolution T1 weighted images.