Intersite Reliability of Diffusion Tensor Imaging on Two 3T Scanners.
Kamagata K., Shimoji K., Hori M., Nishikori A., Tsuruta K., Yoshida M., Kamiya K., Irie R., Suzuki M., Kyogoku S., Suzuki Y., Sato N., Aoki S.
We report the intersite scan reliability of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters using identical 3T scanners and acquisition protocols at 2 sites. Voxel-based analysis revealed several regions with significant intersite differences. The intersite reliability of DTI measures showed coefficients of variation below 4% in tract-specific analysis (TSA) and below 6% in atlas-based analysis. Given the excellent reliability of TSA, our results suggest it as a promising and useful tool for multicenter DTI studies.