These sets of fibers connect specific regions of the brain, making the microstructure analysis along those bundles of very high interest in drug development.
Bundling also enables visualization of specific pathways to be avoided (or not) during a procedure, which is highly meaningful in neurosurgery.
Planning neurosurgery in the best way possible demands not only precision in visualization, but also reliable landmarks that can be associated with specific pathways. By seeing white matter bundles near, around and through a tumor, the neurosurgeon can better plan his surgery and resect more tumor while making sure not to affect the function of the patient. This can lead to faster and better surgeries for the patient.
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