3D DT-MRI atlas of macaque brain
Huang H, Walker M, Ying S, Zee D, Mori S, van Zijl P
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Macaque brains have been widely used in neuroscience research. Although there are several 2D atlases, they are not always suitable for studies that require 3D registration such as electrode reading and functional mapping. The purpose of this project is to establish a 3D DT-MRI atlas of the macaque brain in stereotaxic coordinates. High resolution T2 weighted and DTI images were acquired and various neural structures were assigned and segmented. Software was developed to explore the images and segmentation results. This atlas is being developed for the purposes of education, anatomical reference, and data registration.