Interactive Digital Stereotaxic White Matter Atlas in Talairach Coordinates (SWAT)
Jiang H, Zhang J, van Zijl P, Mori S
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute
An electronic atlas of human brain white matter was established and incorporated into the Talairach stereotaxic coordinate system. Our high-resolution DTI template, the trajectories of the prominent white matter tracts and pre-segmented anatomical regions were transformed into Talairach coordinate and integrated with extensive annotations in this atlas. Four different types of data representation, Talairach, absolute or relative millimeter coordinates, and white matter parcellation map (WMPM), are available for the locations in the deep white matter. The atlas assists the users in comprehensively understanding white matter functional structures and reporting the position of relevant structures and regions in normalized coordinates.