Robust ODF smoothing for accurate estimation of fiber orientation.
Somaieh Beladi, Pubudu N Pathirana, Peter Brotchie
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) | Published : 2010
Q-ball imaging was presented as a model free, linear and multimodal diffusion sensitive approach to reconstruct diffusion orientation distribution function (ODF) using diffusion weighted MRI data. The ODFs are widely used to estimate the fiber orientations. However, the smoothness constraint was proposed to achieve a balance between the angular resolution and noise stability for ODF constructs. Different regularization methods were proposed for this purpose. However, these methods are not robust and quite sensitive to the global regularization parameter. Although, numerical methods such as L-curve test are used to define a globally appropriate regularization parameter, it cannot serve as a u..View full abstract