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Volumetric Display of Brain Function and Brain Anatomy
Author(s): D. J. Valentino; P. D. Cutler; J. C. Mazziotta; H. K. Huang; R. A. Drebin; C. A. Pelizzari
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Paper Abstract

Currently, optimal images of human brain anatomy are obtained using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while optimal images of brain function are obtained using positron emission tomography (PET). This paper describes a method to combine and display the complementary information in these two modalities. High-resolution MR and PET images of the human brain were obtained and correlated to form three-dimensional volumes of structural and functional image data. Slices from each volume were combined to form 2-D images of metabolism "mapped" over anatomic structures. The volumes of data were then rendered using a volume imaging technique. The results of the procedure are used to visualize the three-dimensional relationship between brain function and brain anatomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976455
Show Author Affiliations
D. J. Valentino, UCLA (United States)
P. D. Cutler, UCLA (United States)
J. C. Mazziotta, UCLA (United States)
H. K. Huang, UCLA (United States)
R. A. Drebin, PIXAR, Inc. (United States)
C. A. Pelizzari, University of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1091:
Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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