Andreina Pauli1, Juliane Schneider2, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, 13, Alessandra Griffa, 13, Elda Fischi Gomez3, Reto Meuli1, Jean-Philippe Thiran, 13, Anita C. Truttmann2, Patric Hagmann, 13
1Department of Radiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 2Clinic of Neonatology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 3Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS5), Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Mapping the human connectome in neonates is a real technical challenge in many respects. We use high resolution MP2RAGE and a combination of freely available tools to segment and partition the cortex automatically. In combination with DTI tractography, the brain segmentation is used to map the neonatal connectome. Our connectome mapping pipeline is tailored for neonatal images and allows us to calculate a structural connectivity matrix, while exploiting the advantages of MP2RAGE sequence.