Number of Publications using DSI Studio

Top 30 Journals with Publications using DSI Studio

Top 40 Universities/Hospitals with Publications using DSI Studio

Citations for specific methods

Shape Analysis (2020)
Shape analysis is a morphology based quantification of tractography.
Yeh, Fang-cheng. "Shape Analysis of the Human Association Pathways." Neuroimage (2020).

Augmented fiber tracking (2020)
The "augmented fiber tracking" are three strategies used to boost reproducibility of deterministic fiber tracking.
Yeh, Fang-cheng. "Shape Analysis of the Human Association Pathways." Neuroimage (2020).

SRC file quality control (2019)
The "neighboring DWI correlation" is introduced in this study as a QC metrics for DWI.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, et al. "Differential tractography as a track-based biomarker for neuronal injury." NeuroImage 202 (2019): 116131.

Topology informed pruning (TIP, 2019)
A topology-based approach to remove false fiber trajectories.
Yeh, F. C., Panesar, S., Barrios, J., Fernandes, D., Abhinav, K., Meola, A., & Fernandez-Miranda, J. C. (2019). Automatic Removal of False Connections in Diffusion MRI Tractography Using Topology-Informed Pruning (TIP). Neurotherapeutics, 1-7. [link]

Group connectometry (2016)
Group connectometry is atlas-based analysis method that tracks association/correlation/group difference along major fiber pathways and statistically tests the findings using false discovery rate.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, David Badre, and Timothy Verstynen. "Connectometry: A statistical approach harnessing the analytical potential of the local connectome." NeuroImage 125 (2016): 162-171. [pdf]

Restricted diffusion imaging (RDI, 2016)
RDI is a model-free method that calculates the density of diffusing spins restricted within a given displacement distance.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, Li Liu, T. Kevin Hitchens, and Yijen L. Wu, "Mapping Immune Cell Infiltration Using Restricted Diffusion MRI", Magn Reson Med. accepted, (2016) [pdf]

Local connectome fingerprint (LCF, 2016)
Local conectome fingerprint provides a subject-specific measurement for characterizing the white matter architectures and quantifying differences/similarity.
Yeh, F. C., Vettel, J. M., Singh, A., Poczos, B., Grafton, S. T., Erickson, K. I., ... & Verstynen, T. D. (2016). Quantifying differences and similarities in whole-brain white matter architecture using local connectome fingerprints. PLoS computational biology12(11), e1005203. [link]

Individual connectometry (2013)
Individual connectometry is atlas-based analysis method that tracks the deviant pathways of one individual (e.g. a patient) by comparing subject's data with a normal population.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, Pei-Fang Tang, and Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng. "Diffusion MRI connectometry automatically reveals affected fiber pathways in individuals with chronic stroke." NeuroImage: Clinical 2 (2013): 912-921. [pdf]

Generalized deterministic tracking algorithm (2013)
The fiber tracking algorithm implemented in DSI Studio is a generalized version of the deterministic tracking algorithm that uses quantitative anisotropy as the termination index.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, et al. "Deterministic diffusion fiber tracking improved by quantitative anisotropy." (2013): e80713. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80713. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080713 [link]

Q-space diffeormophic reconstruction (QSDR, 2011)
QSDR is a model-free method that calculates the orientational distribution of the density of diffusing water in a standard space.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, and Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng, "NTU-90: a high angular resolution brain atlas constructed by q-space diffeomorphic reconstruction." Neuroimage 58.1 (2011): 91-99. [pdf]

Generalized q-sampling imaging (GQI, 2010)
GQI is a model-free method that calculates the orientational distribution of the density of diffusing water.
Yeh, Fang-Cheng, Van Jay Wedeen, and Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng, "Generalized-sampling imaging."Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on 29.9 (2010): 1626-1635.

Media coverage

November 9, 2012
CBS Pittsburgh

March 2, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 1, 2014
The Scientist Magazine®

August 03, 2015e
Discover Magazine

Researchers Can Now 'Fingerprint' the Human Brain
November 18, 2016
PC Magazine

Human Brain Found to Have Fingerprint! Unique Neural Connections Proven
November 17, 2016
Nature World News

Your brain ‘fingerprint’ is unique enough to ID you
November 16, 2016

Researchers develop way to 'fingerprint' the brain
November 15, 2016

Steeler-sponsored Chuck Noll Foundation funds first concussion research grants
Feburary 22, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Laboratories using DSI Studio

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1. Advanced Biomedical MRI Lab at National Taiwan University Hospital (
2. CoAx Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (
3. Lab of Neurocognitive Development of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (
4. Brain Body Stress Lab at University of Pittsburgh (
5. Walt Schneider Lab at University of Pittsburgh (
6. Action Lab at University of California Santa Barbara (
7. NeuroImaging Network (NIN), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran (

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