Drs. Jeremy Flint, Steve Blackband & colleagues publish in Dec 2016 Data in Brief

Flint JJ, Hansen B, Blackband SJ. Diffusion tensor microscopy data (15.6 mum in-plane) of white matter tracts in the human, pig, and rat spinal cord with corresponding tissue histology. Data Brief 2016; 9:271-274.


The following article contains nine diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) datasets acquired with magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM, 15.6 μm in-plane). All data was collected in the region bordering the ventral horn and white matter of cross sections from the spinal cord enlargements along with each sample׳s corresponding tissue histology. These data are collected in fixed spinal cord sections of varying thicknesses taken from rat (2×21 direction DTI datasets), pig (1×21 direction DTI dataset), and human (5×21 direction DTI datasets + 1×6 direction DTI dataset) tissue sources. Following MRM acquisition, the sections were histologically processed using Nissl or Black-Gold II (Histo-Chem Inc., 1BGII) myelin stain and imaged again using light microscopy techniques. Methodological procedures are an amalgamation of protocol components described previously (doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.04.031 [1], doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.04.052 [2]).

KEYWORDS: Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI); Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (MRM); Myelin; Spinal Cord; Tractography; α-Motor Neurons