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Proposed alternative to the Talairach localization system
Author(s): Tamas Sandor; Vladimir I. Valtchinov; Marilyn Albert; Ferenc A. Jolesz
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Paper Abstract

It was shown quantitatively that different head shapes can affect the location of selected anatomic structures of the brain in the Talairach proportional system. Using the MR scans of 20 subjects the variability of localization accuracy across the image plane was assessed. A new proportional system using polar coordinates is proposed that eliminates those shortcomings of the Talairach atlas which are associated with the variance of brain shape across patients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3034, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing, (25 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274140
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Tamas Sandor, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Vladimir I. Valtchinov, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Marilyn Albert, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Ferenc A. Jolesz, Harvard Medical School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3034:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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