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Color schemes to represent the orientation of anisotropic tissues from diffusion tensor data: application to white matter fiber tract mapping in the human brain.
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PMID:  10467297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper investigates the use of color to represent the directional information contained in the diffusion tensor. Ideally, one wants to take into account both the properties of human color vision and of the given display hardware to produce a representation in which differences in the orientation of anisotropic structures are proportional to the perceived differences in color. It is argued here that such a goal cannot be achieved in general and therefore, empirical or heuristic schemes, which avoid some of the common artifacts of previously proposed approaches, are implemented. Directionally encoded color (DEC) maps of the human brain obtained using these schemes clearly show the main association, projection, and commissural white matter pathways. In the brainstem, motor and sensory pathways are easily identified and can be differentiated from the transverse pontine fibers and the cerebellar peduncles. DEC maps obtained from diffusion tensor imaging data provide a simple and effective way to visualize fiber direction, useful for investigating the structural anatomy of different organs. Magn Reson Med 42:526-540, 1999.
S Pajevic; C Pierpaoli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0740-3194     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Med     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-19     Completed Date:  1999-10-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505245     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Mathematical and Statistical Computing Laboratory, Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping / methods*
Color Perception
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Nerve Fibers / physiology
Erratum In:
Magn Reson Med 2000 Jun;43(6):921

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