Glioma are the most aggressive malignant brain tumors. The spread of glioma inside brain tissue is strongly dependent on the white matter tracks and the overall brain geometry. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a rather new method to use MRI measurements to visualize directionalities in the brain and to identify white matter tracks. In my talk I will discuss models that allow to include DTI measurements into equations of reaction-diffusion type. I will show how these might be used for brain tumor growth predictions. Initial results are promising, but it is still a long way to go ….
This is a joint work with K.J. Painter, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.