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Table 2 Reduction of diffusivities in selected regions of interest after fixation, using the surface coil and one excitation

From: Impact of fixation, coil, and number of excitations on diffusion tensor imaging of rat brains at 7.0 T

Structures Mean diffusivity Axial diffusivity Radial diffusivity
Corpus callosum 0.68 ± 0.04 0.66 ± 0.05 0.72 ± 0.04
External capsule 0.62 ± 0.03 0.64 ± 0.03 0.61 ± 0.03
Anterior commissure 0.63 ± 0.07 0.63 ± 0.12 0.62 ± 0.05
Internal capsule and cerebral peduncle 0.66 ± 0.03 0.68 ± 0.03 0.63 ± 0.04
Optic tract 0.70 ± 0.02 0.70 ± 0.04 0.69 ± 0.05
Cortex 0.56 ± 0.04 0.56 ± 0.06 0.57 ± 0.04
Hippocampus 0.54 ± 0.05 0.51 ± 0.07 0.55 ± 0.05
Striatum 0.54 ± 0.04 0.54 ± 0.03 0.54 ± 0.06
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation (× 10− 4 mm2/s)