In this work a procedure is proposed to determine an optimal distribution of b-values in diffusion MRI measu-rements. The optimization procedure uses a method of Maximum Likelihood Estimation which can operate on any given number of b-values, values of the diffusion coefficients (ADC) and measurement noise strengths. Optimal b-values are calculated for white and gray brain matter. An optimi-zation for more than one ADC is demonstrated using multiple target values.
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