Meeting Banner
Abstract #4516

Automated extraction of fiber bundles for population studies

Birkan Tunc 1 , William A. Parker 1 , and Ragini Verma 1

1 Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In this work, we design a framework for extraction of fiber bundles by introducing a group-wise consistent fiber clustering. This consists of defining a connectivity based fiber representation, using this representation to design a fiber atlas, and finally a subsequent adaptive clustering of a new subject based on this atlas. The connectivity based fiber representation encodes information related to the connectivity signatures of fibers. The fiber atlas is generated using several representative scans. The fibers of a new subject is clustered adaptively by incorporating this atlas as a prior. This whole framework results in a population consistent automated fiber clustering.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here