Lecture notes in computer science vol:2879 pages:488-495
Sixth annual international conference on medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention - MICCAI 2003 location:Montréal, Québec, Canada date:15-18 November 2003
A new method is presented for fully automated regional quantification of human neo-cortical thickness from 3-D MR images. The method does not require explicit extraction of the cortical surface, but instead is based on a geodesic distance transform of the binarized 3D volumetric gray matter map obtained by automated segmentation. Regional cortical thickness distributions are derived by atlas-based partitioning of the brain. Results for 64 normal controls are presented that show very good agreement with published reference values.
Srivastava S., Maes F., Vandermeulen D., Dupont P., van Paesschen W., Suetens P., ''An automated 3D algorithm for neo-cortical thickness measurement'', Lecture notes in computer science, vol. 2879, pp. 488-495, 2003, Springer-Verlag (Proceedings sixth annual international conference on medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention - MICCAI 2003, November 15-18, 2003, Montréal, Québec, Canada).