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Fall 2010 Cover

Posted by on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Cover, Fall 2010.

A diffusion tensor image illuminates white matter, hundreds of long fibers — axons — which transmit signals between different parts of the brain. The gray is an MRI slice. Such MRI images could be used to help surgeons remove brain tumors without damaging axons. Illustration by Dominic Doyle, image courtesy of VUIIS and Lens, a publication of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.