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Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  

Aug 14, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A coronal section of a mouse brain depicting the hippocampus, visualized by diffusion-weighted tractographyNIELS SCHWADERLAPP, DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY, MEDICAL PHYSICS Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) followed by diffusion-weighted tractography to precisely visualize brain anatomy in a mouse model of epilepsy.

See P. Janz et al., “Early tissue damage and microstructural reorganization predict disease severity in experimental epilepsy,” eLife6:e25742, 2017.