DSC modelling widget user interface


DSC options

  • DSC data is used to select the data set containing the 4D DSC time series
  • ROI is used to select the region of interest data set
  • Model choice selects the model to be used for the inference. See The DSC Vascular Model for a description of the models available.
  • TE is the echo time of the acquisition
  • Time interval between volumes should be given in seconds. In some cases this may not be fixed as part of the acquisition protocol, but instead a series of volumes acquired, each with the time at which it was acquired. In this case you must determine a sensible fixed time difference to use, for example by dividing the total acquisition time by the number of volumes acquired.
  • If Apply dispersion to AIF is selected, the model is modified to account for dispersion of the tracer within the blood during transit.
  • If Infer delay parameter is selected, the arrival time of the tracer in each voxel is estimated (recommended).
  • If Infer arterial component is selected, contamination of the DSC signal by tracer in arteries is included in the model.
  • If Spatial regularization is selected, adaptive spatial smoothing on the output parameter maps is performed using a Bayesian framework where the spatial variability of the parameter is inferred from the data (recommended).

Standard model options

  • If Infer MTT is selected the mean transit time of the tracer is estimated

CPI model options

  • Number of control points selects the number of evenly spaced control points that will be used to model the residue function.
  • Infer control point time position can be used to allow the control points to move their temporal position rather than being fixed in their original evenly spaced position. This may enable an accurate residue curve with fewer control points, but can also lead to numerical instability.