A diffusion tensor imaging tractography atlas for virtual in vivo dissections
Cortex. 2008-09-01; 44(8): 1105-1132
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1. Cortex. 2008 Sep;44(8):1105-32. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2008.05.004. Epub 2008 May
A diffusion tensor imaging tractography atlas for virtual in vivo dissections.
Catani M(1), Thiebaut de Schotten M.
(1)Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK.
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography allows perform virtual dissections of
white matter pathways in the living human brain. In 2002, Catani et al. published
a method to reconstruct white matter pathways using a region of interest (ROI)
approach. The method produced virtual representations of white matter tracts
faithful to classical post-mortem descriptions but it required detailed a priori
anatomical knowledge. Here, using the same approach, we provide a template to
guide the delineation of ROIs for the reconstruction of the association,
projection and commissural pathways of the living human brain. The template can
be used for single case studies and case-control comparisons. An atlas of the 3D
reconstructions of the single tracts is also provided as anatomical reference in
the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) space.
PMID: 18619589 [Indexed for MEDLINE]