A tracking approach to parcellation of the cerebral cortex

Chris Adamson, Leigh Johnston, Terrie Inder, Sandra Rees, Iven Mareels, Gary Egan

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The cerebral cortex is composed of regions with distinct laminar structure. Functional neuroimaging results are often reported with respect to these regions, usually by means of a brain "atlas". Motivated by the need for more precise atlases, and the lack of model-based approaches in prior work in the field, this paper introduces a novel approach to parcellating the cortex into regions of distinct laminar structure, based on the theory of target tracking. The cortical layers are modelled by hidden Markov models and are tracked to determine the Bayesian evidence of layer hypotheses. This model-based parcellation method, evaluated here on a set of histological images of the cortex, is extensible to 3-D images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - 8th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 2005 - Palm Springs, United States of America
Duration: 26 Oct 200529 Oct 2005
Conference number: 8th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/11566465 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3749 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 2005
Abbreviated titleMICCAI 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityPalm Springs
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