Meeting Banner
Abstract #2860

Improved in-vivo reconstruction of the auditory pathway using high spatial resolution diffusion MRI

Tyler Rehbein 1 , Michelle Moerel 2 , Frederico De Martino 3 , An Vu 2 , Essa Yacoub 2 , and Christophe Lenglet 2

1 University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2 Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 3 Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

This study compares high-resolution 3 tesla (3T) and 7 tesla (7T) diffusion MRI data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) using probabilistic tractography to look for reductions in spurious connections and improvements in central auditory pathway characterization. Auditory cortex identified using a probabilistic atlas in 2 subjects used as a seed along with manually segmented waypoints in the medial geniculate nucleus and inferior colliculus successfully characterized central auditory pathways. The auditory radiation and colliculogeniculate pathways were identified with 3T and 7T diffusion data, and subcollicular pathways were also successfully traced with 7T diffusion data.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here