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Abstract #3128

Using in-vivo Human Brain Data to Select Diffusion MRI Compartment Models

Uran Ferizi1, 2, Torben Schneider2, Eleftheria Panagiotaki1, Gemma Nedjati-Gilani1, Hui Zhang1, Claudia Angela M. Wheeler-Kingshott2, Daniel C. Alexander1

1Centre for Medical Image Computing and Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, England, United Kingdom; 2NMR Research Unit, Queen Square MS Centre, Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, England, United Kingdom

Finding models that are more descriptive than the standard Diffusion Tensor is necessary in producing better disease biomarkers that provide more specificity to the physiological changes and sensitivity to the pathological impact of the disease in the body. This work investigates which compartment models of diffusion MRI are best at describing the signal from in-vivo human brain white matter, and how reproducible these results are across acquisition sessions.This study helps clinicians and medical physicists in choosing models for future in-vivo brain microstructure imaging.