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Visualization Strategies for Major White Matter Tracts for Intraoperative Use

Christopher Nimsky, Oliver Ganslandt, Frank Enders, Dorit Merhof, Thilo Hammen, Michael Buchfelder
2006 International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery  
Integration of fiber tract data into a neuronavigation setup allows removal of tumors adjacent to eloquent brain areas with low morbidity.  ...  Streamline representation of major fiber tract systems along with high-resolution anatomical data provides a reliable orientation for the neurosurgeon.  ...  Mezger, and T. Seiler (BrainLab, Heimstetten, Germany) for implementation of the fiber tracking software in the navigation environment; Theodor Vetter, Ph.D., and Michael Zwanger, Ph.D.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11548-006-0003-2 fatcat:jf2l24yk4bcqhbw4ldeftraehu

Visualization of probabilistic fiber tracts in virtual reality

Tobias Rick, Anette von Kapri, Svenja Caspers, Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Torsten Kuhlen
2011 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
This paper presents a visualization system that addresses the assessment of fiber probabilities in relation to anatomical landmarks.  ...  Probabilistic tractography has become an established method to account for the inherent uncertainties of the actual course of fiber bundles in magnetic resonance imaging data.  ...  The quantities as mean diffusivity, principal diffusion direction and anisotropy of the diffusion ellipsoid can be computed from the elements of the diffusion tensor [1] .  ... 
pmid:21335844 fatcat:sgkadh22vvagrligcouy4v7ui4

The 3D visualization of brain anatomy from diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging data

Burkhard C. Wünsche, Richard Lobb
2004 Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques in Austalasia and Southe East Asia - GRAPHITE '04  
The effectiveness of the exploration approach and the new visualization techniques are demonstrated by identifying various anatomical structures and features from a diffusion tensor data set of a healthy  ...  This paper introduces several novel techniques to identify and visualize nerve fiber tracts and different tissue types using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging data.  ...  Basser from the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, for valuable discussions and Carlo Pierpaoli for providing us with the diffusion tensor data set of a healthy brain.  ... 
doi:10.1145/988834.988848 dblp:conf/graphite/WunscheL04 fatcat:nurnoeolgjcdpaptsl3h5zaxfi

SlicerDMRI: Diffusion MRI and Tractography Research Software for Brain Cancer Surgery Planning and Visualization

Fan Zhang, Thomas Noh, Parikshit Juvekar, Sarah F Frisken, Laura Rigolo, Isaiah Norton, Tina Kapur, Sonia Pujol, William Wells, Alex Yarmarkovich, Gordon Kindlmann, Demian Wassermann (+8 others)
2020 JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics  
Analyses demonstrated here include conventional diffusion tensor analysis, advanced multifiber tractography, automated identification of critical fiber tracts, and integration of multimodal imagery with  ...  SlicerDMRI enables analysis and visualization of dMRI data and is aimed at the needs of clinical research users.  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS FIG 1 . 1 Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) visualization and quantification in patient data set 1.  ... 
doi:10.1200/cci.19.00141 pmid:32216636 pmcid:PMC7113081 fatcat:ixutwa2k65fpjhdgmm7smeffsu

White Matter Fiber Tracking Computation Based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging for Clinical Applications

Paulo R. Dellani, Martin Glaser, Paulo R. Wille, Goran Vucurevic, Axel Stadie, Thomas Bauermann, Andrei Tropine, Axel Perneczky, Aldo von Wangenheim, Peter Stoeter
2006 Journal of digital imaging  
Images combining anatomical information and the localization of different fiber tract trajectories can be encoded and exported in DICOM and Analyze formats, which are valuable resources in the clinical  ...  Fiber tracking was implemented based on existing line propagation algorithms, but it includes a heuristic for fiber crossings in the case of disk-shaped diffusion tensors.  ...  orthogonal directions 2 or by magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI), which provides estimates of second-order diffusion tensors describing how the water molecules diffuse along neural tracts  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10278-006-0773-7 pmid:16946990 pmcid:PMC3043892 fatcat:t5yqiyrlkjd7jhq266e4a4pz54

Visualizing diffusion tensor imaging data with merging ellipsoids

Wei Chen, Song Zhang, Stephen Correia, David F. Tate
2009 2009 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium  
Our method provides a visual tool for assessing variability in DTI fiber tract integrity and its relation to function.  ...  Integral curves are continuous and represent the underlying fiber structures, but are prone to integration error and loss of local information.  ...  Acknowledgement This work is partially supported by NSF of China (No. 60873123), the Research Initiation Program at Mississippi State University.  ... 
doi:10.1109/pacificvis.2009.4906849 dblp:conf/apvis/ChenZCT09 fatcat:5ded5osqfneevfoqqj5qphxuiu

Visualization strategies for major white matter tracts identified by diffusion tensor imaging for intraoperative use

Ch. Nimsky, O. Ganslandt, F. Enders, D. Merhof, R. Fahlbusch
2005 Excerpta Medica: International Congress Series  
Integration of fiber tract data into a neuronavigation setup allows removal of tumors adjacent to eloquent brain areas with low morbidity. D  ...  Streamline representation of major fiber tract systems along with high-resolution anatomical data provides a reliable orientation for the neurosurgeon.  ...  Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can be applied for identification of major white matter tracts, such as the pyramidal tract and the optic radiation [5] [6] [7] [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ics.2005.03.014 fatcat:bugttke5tjg5xpsyij7hffdhqe

Directional volume growing for the extraction of white matter tracts from diffusion tensor data

D. Merhof, P. Hastreiter, C. Nimsky, R. Fahlbusch, G. Greiner, Robert L. Galloway, Jr., Kevin R. Cleary
2005 Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display  
However, the visualization is a challenging task due to noise and limited resolution of the data.  ...  Diffusion tensor imaging measures diffusion of water in tissue.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in the context of SFB 603, Project C9 and the Graduate Research Center "3D Image Analysis and  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.594621 dblp:conf/miigp/MerhofHNFG05 fatcat:h7kd2clf3zfsnlkvc55vfvscfa

Diffusion Tensor Tractography in Cerebral White Matter [chapter]

Mitzi Sarahi Anaya García, Jael Sarahi Hernández Anaya
2016 Canine Medicine - Recent Topics and Advanced Research  
However, dynamic images based on the diffusion tensor (DT) technique are required to assess fiber tract integrity of the CWM.  ...  Diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) produces a threedimensional representation in which data are displayed on a colored map obtained from the anisotropy of water molecules in the CWM tracts.  ...  José Angel Gutiérrez-Pabello, and Dr. Jesús Taboada-Barajas for their advice and guidance during this work. Parts of this chapter are reproduced from Ref. [1] .  ... 
doi:10.5772/66249 fatcat:x525xcurbzd5nf4q5kt44pijda

In Vivo Visualization of Cranial Nerve Pathways in Humans Using Diffusion-Based Tractography

Mojgan Hodaie, Jessica Quan, David Qixiang Chen
2010 Neurosurgery  
of tract continuity and integrity.  ...  METHODS: 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scans, including anatomic magnetic resonance images and diffusion tensor images, were used for this study.  ...  Only the cisternal component of the fibers could be traced.HODAIE ET ALing small fiber tracts and evaluating tract continuity and integrity.  ... 
doi:10.1227/01.neu.0000367613.09324.da pmid:20305498 fatcat:a5rxo3ypnvg27fnch3nlslgrse

Quantitative Analysis of White Matter Fiber Properties along Geodesic Paths [chapter]

Pierre Fillard, John Gilmore, Joseph Piven, Weili Lin, Guido Gerig
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is becoming a routine magnetic resonance technique to study white matter properties and alterations of fiber integrity due to pathology.  ...  In contrast, clinical research requires knowledge of white matter integrity along major fiber tracts to describe normal variability and change from normal.  ...  Further, we will explore other major fiber bundles known for early myelination like the cortico-spinal tract and bundles known for delayed myelination like the temporal lobes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39903-2_3 fatcat:xbbbjlbo6rghrdh2zxyim6a7km

In Vivo Visualization of White Matter Fiber Tracts of Preterm- and Term-Infant Brains With Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Seung-Schik Yoo, Hae-Jeong Park, Janet S. Soul, Hatsuho Mamata, HyunWook Park, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Haim Bassan, Adre J. Du Plessis, Richard L. Robertson, Stephan E. Maier, Steven A. Ringer, Joseph J. Volpe (+1 others)
2005 Investigative Radiology  
Materials and Method: We combined tractography algorithms and visualization methods, currently available for adult DTI data, to trace the pixelated principal direction of a diffusion tensor originating  ...  , by using volumetric diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) data.  ...  To visualize the diffusion tensors with anatomic images, we used the method adopted by Peled and colleagues. 8 Seed Point Selection The eigenvector map resulting from the DTI was further processed with  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.rli.0000149491.69201.cb pmid:15654256 fatcat:viwhz323cjd2re7imgvkzqqyqu

Diffusion Tensor Imaging-Based Research on Human White Matter Anatomy

Ming-guo Qiu, Jing-na Zhang, Ye Zhang, Qi-yu Li, Bing Xie, Jian Wang
2012 The Scientific World Journal  
The aim of this study is to investigate the white matter by the diffusion tensor imaging and the Chinese visible human dataset and to provide the 3D anatomical data of the corticospinal tract for the neurosurgical  ...  The three-dimensional architecture of the white matter fibers could be clearly visualized on the diffusion tensor tractography.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number 30870696, 81171866), the starting funds of the Third Military University (TMMU2009XHG01), and  ... 
doi:10.1100/2012/530432 pmid:23226983 pmcid:PMC3512272 fatcat:k4lek7lylfbvznfdybnewphpnq

DT-MRI denoising and neuronal fiber tracking

T. McGraw, B.C. Vemuri, Y. Chen, M. Rao, T. Mareci
2004 Medical Image Analysis  
The automatic fiber tract mapping problem will be solved in two phases, namely a data smoothing phase and a fiber tract mapping phase.  ...  Results are expressed using three modes of visualization: (1) Line integral convolution produces an oriented texture which shows fiber pathways in a planar slice of the data. (2) A streamtube map is generated  ...  The fiber tracts are quite accurate when validated visually and correspond well with known anatomical structures, such as the corpus callosum.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.media.2003.12.001 pmid:15063860 fatcat:f55moj2dn5hs3hjehz6aes2oqy

The Connectivity of the Human Pulvinar: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tractography Study

Sandra E. Leh, M. Mallar Chakravarty, Alain Ptito
2008 International Journal of Biomedical Imaging  
We were able to reconstruct pulvinar fiber tracts and compare variability across subjects in vivo.  ...  this structure in visual spatial attention, visual integration, and higher-order visual processing.  ...  Leh, a doctoral scholarship from CRIR and FRSQ to S. E. Leh, and an NSERC research grant to A. Ptito (RGPIN 37354-02).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2008/789539 pmid:18274667 pmcid:PMC2233985 fatcat:clrh6yf5nba33iyeuisoc2kzom
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