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Stereoscopic three-dimensional visualization applied to multimodal brain images: clinical applications and a functional connectivity atlas.

Rojas GM, Gálvez M, Vega Potler N, Craddock RC, Margulies DS, Castellanos FX, Milham MP - Front Neurosci (2014)

Bottom Line: While MRI data are acquired in three-dimensional space, the methods for visualizing such data have rarely taken advantage of three-dimensional stereoscopic technologies.In the case of resting state fMRI, stereoscopic 3D visualization facilitated comprehension of the anatomical position of complex large-scale functional connectivity patterns.Overall, stereoscopic visualization improves the intuitive visual comprehension of image contents, and brings increased dimensionality to visualization of traditional MRI data, as well as patterns of functional connectivity.

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Affiliation: Laboratory for Advanced Medical Image Processing, Department of Radiology, Clínica las Condes Santiago, Chile ; Advanced Epilepsy Center, Clínica las Condes Santiago, Chile.

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Effective visualization is central to the exploration and comprehension of brain imaging data. While MRI data are acquired in three-dimensional space, the methods for visualizing such data have rarely taken advantage of three-dimensional stereoscopic technologies. We present here results of stereoscopic visualization of clinical data, as well as an atlas of whole-brain functional connectivity. In comparison with traditional 3D rendering techniques, we demonstrate the utility of stereoscopic visualizations to provide an intuitive description of the exact location and the relative sizes of various brain landmarks, structures and lesions. In the case of resting state fMRI, stereoscopic 3D visualization facilitated comprehension of the anatomical position of complex large-scale functional connectivity patterns. Overall, stereoscopic visualization improves the intuitive visual comprehension of image contents, and brings increased dimensionality to visualization of traditional MRI data, as well as patterns of functional connectivity.

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Functional connectivity atlas. (A) ROI 2 and right hippocampus, (B) 3D image, and (C) stereoscopic (anaglyph) 3D version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 2. (D) ROI 126 from the Craddock parcellation atlas and right hippocampus, (E) 3D image, and (F) stereoscopic (anaglyph) version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 126.
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Figure 10: Functional connectivity atlas. (A) ROI 2 and right hippocampus, (B) 3D image, and (C) stereoscopic (anaglyph) 3D version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 2. (D) ROI 126 from the Craddock parcellation atlas and right hippocampus, (E) 3D image, and (F) stereoscopic (anaglyph) version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 126.

Mentions: The anaglyph-based approach can be applied to any functional network in the brain. Building upon this strength, we created a functional atlas of the brain (see Figure 10), including the networks for each of the 200 functional units identified in a recent functional-connectivity based parcellation of the brain (Craddock et al., 2012). The complete stereoscopic functional connectivity atlas (Stereoscopic Atlas of Intrinsic Brain Networks; SAIBN) is available at NITRC (www.nitrc.org/projects/saibn/).


Stereoscopic three-dimensional visualization applied to multimodal brain images: clinical applications and a functional connectivity atlas.

Rojas GM, Gálvez M, Vega Potler N, Craddock RC, Margulies DS, Castellanos FX, Milham MP - Front Neurosci (2014)

Functional connectivity atlas. (A) ROI 2 and right hippocampus, (B) 3D image, and (C) stereoscopic (anaglyph) 3D version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 2. (D) ROI 126 from the Craddock parcellation atlas and right hippocampus, (E) 3D image, and (F) stereoscopic (anaglyph) version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 126.
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Figure 10: Functional connectivity atlas. (A) ROI 2 and right hippocampus, (B) 3D image, and (C) stereoscopic (anaglyph) 3D version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 2. (D) ROI 126 from the Craddock parcellation atlas and right hippocampus, (E) 3D image, and (F) stereoscopic (anaglyph) version of functional connectivity network created with ROI 126.
Mentions: The anaglyph-based approach can be applied to any functional network in the brain. Building upon this strength, we created a functional atlas of the brain (see Figure 10), including the networks for each of the 200 functional units identified in a recent functional-connectivity based parcellation of the brain (Craddock et al., 2012). The complete stereoscopic functional connectivity atlas (Stereoscopic Atlas of Intrinsic Brain Networks; SAIBN) is available at NITRC (www.nitrc.org/projects/saibn/).

Bottom Line: While MRI data are acquired in three-dimensional space, the methods for visualizing such data have rarely taken advantage of three-dimensional stereoscopic technologies.In the case of resting state fMRI, stereoscopic 3D visualization facilitated comprehension of the anatomical position of complex large-scale functional connectivity patterns.Overall, stereoscopic visualization improves the intuitive visual comprehension of image contents, and brings increased dimensionality to visualization of traditional MRI data, as well as patterns of functional connectivity.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratory for Advanced Medical Image Processing, Department of Radiology, Clínica las Condes Santiago, Chile ; Advanced Epilepsy Center, Clínica las Condes Santiago, Chile.

ABSTRACT
Effective visualization is central to the exploration and comprehension of brain imaging data. While MRI data are acquired in three-dimensional space, the methods for visualizing such data have rarely taken advantage of three-dimensional stereoscopic technologies. We present here results of stereoscopic visualization of clinical data, as well as an atlas of whole-brain functional connectivity. In comparison with traditional 3D rendering techniques, we demonstrate the utility of stereoscopic visualizations to provide an intuitive description of the exact location and the relative sizes of various brain landmarks, structures and lesions. In the case of resting state fMRI, stereoscopic 3D visualization facilitated comprehension of the anatomical position of complex large-scale functional connectivity patterns. Overall, stereoscopic visualization improves the intuitive visual comprehension of image contents, and brings increased dimensionality to visualization of traditional MRI data, as well as patterns of functional connectivity.

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