Our colleague, Dr. Samo Lasič, and three of our Research Partners, Dr. Markus Nilsson, Prof. Daniel Topgaard, and Prof. Carl-Fredrik Westin, have together with Dr. Ivana Drobnjak published their work on how to make novel diffusion encoding methods feasible in clinical settings, when aiming to accurately estimate smaller structures within the body.
Although diffusion MRI has been proposed to map axonal diameters non-invasively, in order to draw proper conclusions from your diffusion MRI data, you need to know your limits. To accurately estimate small diameters, you need strong gradients – and clinical MRI scanners suffer from weaker gradients compared to preclinical scanners.
What is the resolution limit for standard clinical MRI scanners? You need to look no further than here!