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1 Statistical group differences in anatomical shape analysis using Hotelling T2 MetricShape analysis has become of increasing interest to the neuroimaging community due to its potential to precisely locate morphological changes between healthy and pathological structures. This manuscript presents a comprehensive set of tools for the computation of 3D structural statistical shape anal...2007-01-01
2 Statistical shape analysis of Multi-Object complexesAn important goal of statistical shape analysis is the discrimination between populations of objects, exploring group differences in morphology not explained by standard volumetric analysis. Certain applications additionally require analysis of objects in their embedding context by joint statistical...2007-01-01
3 Structural integrity of the uncinate fasciculus in geriatric depression: relationship with age of onsetBackground: The uncinate fasciculus connects limbic structures, such as the hippocampus and amygdala, with frontal regions. This study utilized diffusion tensor imaging to examine the structural integrity of the uncinate fasciculus in late-life depression. Method: 18 elderly depressed and 19 elderly...2007-01-01
4 Statistics of populations of images and its embedded objects: driving applications in neuroimagingWork in progress towards modeling shape statistics of multi-object complexes is presented. Constraints defined by the set of objects such as a compact representation of object shape relationships and correlation of shape changes might have advantages for automatic segmentation and group discriminati...2006-01-01
5 Statistical growth modeling of longitudinal DT-MRI for regional characterization of early brain developmentA population growth model that represents the growth trajectories of individual subjects is critical to study and understand neurodevelopment. This paper presents a framework for jointly estimating and modeling individual and population growth trajectories, and determining significant regional diffe...2012-01-01
6 Statistical shape analysis of brain structures using spherical waveletsWe present a novel method of statistical surface-based morphometry based on the use of non-parametric permutation tests and a spherical wavelet (SWC) shape representation. As an application, we analyze two brain structures, the caudate nucleus and the hippocampus, and compare the results obtained to...2007-01-01
7 Subcortical structure segmentation using probabilistic atlas priorsThe segmentation of the subcortical structures of the brain is required for many forms of quantitative neuroanatomic analysis. The volumetric and shape parameters of structures such as caudate are employed to characterize a disease or its evolution. This paper presents our fully automatic segmentati...2007-01-01
8 Synergy of image analysis for animal and human neuroimaging supports translational research on drug abuseThe use of structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in animal models of neurophysiology is of increasing interest to the neuroscience community. In this work, we present our approach to create optimal translational studies that include both animal and human neu...2011-01-01
9 Modeling 4D changes in pathological anatomy using domain adaptation: analysis of TBI imaging using a tumor databaseAnalysis of 4D medical images presenting pathology (i.e., lesions) is significantly challenging due to the presence of complex changes over time. Image analysis methods for 4D images with lesions need to account for changes in brain structures due to deformation, as well as the formation and deletio...2013-01-01
10 Minimum description length with local geometryEstablishing optimal correspondence across object populations is essential to statistical shape analysis. Minimizing the description length (MDL) is a popular method for finding correspondence. In this work, we extend the MDL method by incorporating various local curvature metrics. Using local curva...2008-01-01
11 Mixed-effects shape models for estimating longitudinal changes in anatomy2012-01-01
12 Modeling longitudinal MRI changes in populations using a localized, information-theoretic measure of contrastLongitudinal MR imaging during early brain development provides important information about growth patterns and the development of neurological disorders. We propose a new framework for studying brain growth patterns within and across populations based on MRI contrast changes, measured at each time ...2013-01-01
13 Normative modeling of early brain maturation from longitudinal DTI reveals twin-singleton differencesEarly brain development of white matter is characterized by rapid organization and structuring. Magnetic Resonance diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) provides the possibility of capturing these changes non-invasively by following individuals longitudinally in order to better understand departures fro...2014-01-01
14 Noise-induced bias in low-direction diffusion tensor MRI: replication of Monte-Carlo simulation with in-vivo scansClinical neuroimaging studies involving diffusion tensor MRI (DTI) require precise estimation of diffusion properties for statistical analysis. Tensor derived measures such as fractional anisotropy (FA) and trace are often analyzed for hypothesis testing. Given the limited scanning time typically av...2007-01-01
15 Patient-tailored connectomics visualization for the assessment of white matter atrophy in traumatic brain injuryAvailable approaches to the investigation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently hampered, to some extent, by the unsatisfactory abilities of existing methodologies to efficiently define and represent affected structural connectivity and functional mechanisms underlying TI-related pathology....2012-01-01
16 Teasing apart the heterogeneity of autism: Same behavior, different brains in toddlers with fragile X syndrome and autismTo examine brain volumes in substructures associated with the behavioral features of children with FXS compared to children with idiopathic autism and controls. A cross-sectional study of brain substructures was conducted at the first time-point as part of an ongoing longitudinal MRI study of brain ...2009-01-01
17 Temporal and spatial development of axonal maturation and myelination of white matter in the developing brainBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE-Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been widely used to investigate the development of white matter (WM). However, information about this development in healthy children younger than 2 years of age is lacking, and most previous studies have only measured fractional anisotropy (...2009-01-01
18 Multi-atlas segmentation of subcortical brain structures via the AutoSeg software pipelineAutomated segmenting and labeling of individual brain anatomical regions, in MRI are challenging, due to the issue of individual structural variability. Although atlas-based segmentation has show its potential for both tissue and structure segmentation, due to the inherent natural variability as wel...2014-01-01
19 Multi-object analysis of volume, pose, and shape using statistical discriminationOne goal of statistical shape analysis is the discrimination between two populations of objects. Whereas traditional shape analysis was mostly concerned with single objects, analysis of multi-object complexes presents new challenges related to alignment and pose. In this paper, we present a methodol...2010-01-01
20 Multiatlas segmentation as nonparametric regressionThis paper proposes a novel theoretical framework to model and analyze the statistical characteristics of a wide range of segmentation methods that incorporate a database of label maps or atlases; such methods are termed as label fusion or multiatlas segmentation.We model these multiatlas segmentati...2014-01-01
21 Multiscale medial shape-based analysis of image objectsMedial representation of a three-dimensional (3-D) object or an ensemble of 3-D objects involves capturing the object interior as a locus of medial atoms, each atom being two vectors of equal length joined at the tail at the medial point. Medial representation has a variety of beneficial properties,...2003-01-01
22 Parametric regression scheme for distributions: analysis of DTI fiber tract diffusion changes in early Brain DevelopmentTemporal modeling frameworks often operate on scalar variables by summarizing data at initial stages as statistical summaries of the underlying distributions. For instance, DTI analysis often employs summary statistics, like mean, for regions of interest and properties along fiber tracts for populat...2014-01-01
23 Population-based fitting of medial shape models with correspondence optimizationA crucial problem in statistical shape analysis is establishing the correspondence of shape features across a population. While many solutions are easy to express using boundary representations, this has been a considerable challenge for medial representations. This paper uses a new 3-D medial model...2007-01-01
24 Regional gray matter growth, sexual dimorphism, and cerebral asymmetry in the Neonatal BrainAlthough there has been recent interest in the study of childhood and adolescent brain development, very little is known about normal brain development in the first few months of life. In older children, there are regional differences in cortical gray matter development, whereas cortical gray and wh...2007-01-01
25 Reduced relationship to cortical white matter volume revealed by Tractography-based segmentation of the corpus callosum in young children with developmental delayObjective: The corpus callosum is the primary anatomical substrate for inter-hemispheric communication, which is important for a range of adaptive and cognitive behaviors in early development. Previous studies that have measured the corpus callosum in developmental populations have been limited by t...2006-01-01
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